The School Board of Miami-Dade County
Bylaws & Policies
Unless a specific policy has been amended and the date the policy was revised is noted at the bottom of that policy, the Bylaws and Policies of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools were adopted on May 11, 2011 and were in effect beginning July 1, 2011.
 

2260 - NONDISCRIMINATION AND ACCESS TO EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY

The School Board shall provide equal opportunity for all students and will not discriminate or tolerate harassment in its educational programs or activities on any basis prohibited by law or Board policy.

The Superintendent shall:

 A.Curriculum Content
  review current and proposed courses of study and textbooks to detect any bias based upon sex, race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, marital status, disability, age, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, gender identification, social and family background, linguistic preference, and pregnancy; ascertaining whether or not supplemental materials, singly or taken as a whole, fairly depict the contribution of both genders, various races, ethnic groups, etc., toward the development of human society;

 B.Staff Training
  develop an ongoing program of in-service training for school personnel designed to identify and solve problems of color/racial, gender, religious, national, cultural, or other bias in all aspects of the program;

 C.Student Access
  review current and proposed programs, activities, facilities, and practices to verify that all students have equal access thereto and are not segregated on the basis of sex, race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, marital status, disability, age, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, gender identification, social and family background, linguistic preference, and pregnancy in any duty, work, play, classroom, or school practice, except as may be permitted under State and Federal laws and regulations;
  The Board may establish and maintain a single-gender nonvocational class, extra-curricular activity, or school for elementary, middle, or high school students.

 D.District Support
  verify that similar aspects of the District's program receive similar support as to staff size and compensation, purchase and maintenance of facilities and equipment, access to such facilities and equipment, and related matters;

 E.Student Evaluation
  verify that tests, procedures, or guidance and counseling materials, which are designed to evaluate student progress, rate aptitudes, analyze personality, or in any manner establish or tend to establish a category by which a student may be judged, are not differentiated or stereotyped on any basis prohibited by law or Board policy.

The District Compliance Officer will supervise compliance with Federal and State regulations and address complaints according to law and Policy 5517.02. The Board shall provide proper notice of nondiscrimination for Title II, Title VI, and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Act is provided to students, their parents, staff members, and the general public.

Privacy/Confidentiality

The privacy of students, the individuals against whom the complaint is filed, and the witnesses, shall be respected consistent with the Board's legal obligations to investigate, take appropriate action, and comply with any discovery or disclosure obligations. All records generated under this policy and its related administrative procedures shall be maintained as confidential to the extent permitted by law.

F.S. 760.08, 760.021, 1000.05
F.A.C. 6A-19.001
Fourteenth Amendment, U.S. Constitution
20 U.S.C. Section 1681, Title IX of Education Amendment Act
20 U.S.C. Section 1701 et seq., Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974
42 U.S.C. 2000ff et seq., The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act
29 U.S.C. Section 794, Rehabilitation Act of 1973
42 U.S.C. Section 2000 et seq., Civil Rights Act of 1964
42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq., The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
42 U.S.C. 6101 et seq.
34 C.F.R. Part 110 (7/27/93)
29 C.F.R. Part 1635
Vocational Education Program Guidelines for Eliminating Discrimination and Denial
of Services, Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights, March 1979
Title III of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001