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1122.01 - Prohibition Against Disability Discrimination in Employment

The School Board prohibits discrimination and/or harassment against any employee or applicant based upon his/her disability. As such, the Board will not engage in employment practices or adopt policies that discriminate on the basis of disability, or otherwise discriminate against otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities in regard to job application procedures, the hiring, advancement or discharge of employees, employee compensation, job training, or other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. The Board further will not limit, segregate or classify applicants or employees in any way that adversely affects their opportunities or status because of disability. Additionally, the Board will not participate in any contractual or other relationships that have the effect of subjecting qualified individuals with disabilities who are applicants or employees to discrimination on the basis of disability.

The Board will provide a reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual who has an actual disability or who has a record of a disability, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of the District’s program and/or activities. A reasonable accommodation is not necessarily required for an individual who is merely regarded as having a disability.

District Compliance Officers

The person serving in the following position is designated as the District Section 504 Compliance Officer/ADA Coordinator ("District Compliance Officer"):

Title:

General Manager of Employee Relations

   

Address:

Raymond O. Shelton Administration Center
901 East Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, Florida 33602

The District Compliance Officer is responsible for coordinating the District's efforts to comply with and fulfill its responsibilities with regard to employment under Section 504 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended ("ADA"). A copy of Section 504 and the ADA, including copies of their implementing regulations, may be obtained from the District Compliance Officer.

The District Compliance Officer will oversee the investigation of any complaint of discrimination based on disability, which may be filed pursuant to the Board's adopted complaint procedure, and will attempt to resolve such complaints. The Board will provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging violations of Section 504/ADA. (See also Policy 1122.04 – Complaint Procedures Related to Alleged Discrimination and/or Harassment in Employment)

Training

The Board will provide in-service training and consultation to staff responsible for the education of persons with disabilities, as necessary and appropriate.

Notice

Notice of the Board's policy on nondiscrimination in employment practices and the identity of the District's Compliance Officers will be published annually on the School District's web site, posted throughout the District, and shall also appear in District publications such as announcements, bulletins, brochures, job postings, student applications and admission forms, catalogs, and other recruitment materials that are made available to students, parents, staff, and the general public.

29 C.F.R. Part 1630
29 U.S.C. 794, Section 504 Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended
34 C.F.R. Part 104
42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq., Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended

Adopted 4/1/14

© Neola 2011

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