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July 13, 2021 School Board Meeting
Title
Florida Educational Equity Act Annual Update - 2020-2021
Meeting Date(s)
Consent w/o Information - 07/13/2021
Consent Type
Discussion

The District is required to submit a Florida Educational Equity Act Update for 2020-2021 in compliance with the Florida Educational Equity Act Implementing Rules 6A-19.001 - 19.010.

The Florida Educational Equity Act (FEEA) and other federal and state legislation, such as Title IX, Title VI and the Vocational Guidelines, prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, religion, and age, (genetic information for employees/applicants) against students and employees.  The annual Educational Equity Update is a reporting tool that enables the OEEO to monitor and ensure adherence to provisions of the laws, and that educational resources are equally distributed.

The Florida Educational Equity Act became law in June 1984, and the Implementing Rules 6A-19.001 - 19.010, were adopted by the State Board of Education in February 1985.  The Equity Act was amended in 1993 to mandate stronger monitoring and enforcement for gender equity in athletics, and again in 2002 to clarify the K-20 responsibilities.  Rule 6A-19.004, Interscholastic, Intercollegiate, Club and Intramural Athletics, was amended in September 1994 to reflect the new monitoring and enforcement requirements.

Recommendation

Approve the 2020-2021 Florida Educational Equity Act Update.

Authority for Action
General Powers and Duties of the Board
Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No
Source of Funding

Agenda Item will not Require the Expenditure of Funds
Financial Impact
FY Amount Budgeted Fund Cost Center Project Function Object Program
                 
Legal Counsel Review
No
Contact
Dr. Danielle McKinnon, Director of Equity & Diversity, Secondary Leading & Learning, ext. 11300 Dr. Stephanie Soliven, Assistant Superintendent, Secondary Leading & Learning, ext. 11300
Attachments
2021 Equity Report Final 07.13.21.pdf
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