Any person who believes that he or she has been discriminated against, or placed in a hostile environment based on gender, marital status, sexual orientation, race, national origin, religion, age or disability by an employee, volunteer, agent or student of the School District should within 60 days of alleged occurrence file a written or oral complaint. The complaint should set forth a description of the alleged discriminatory actions/harassment, the time frame in which the alleged discrimination occurred, the person or persons involved in the alleged discriminatory actions, and any witnesses or other evidence relevant to the allegations in the complaint. It is the policy of the Wakulla County School District, in accordance with the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1963, that all employees and applicants have the right to work in an environment free from discrimination and harassment or coercive conduct.
Discrimination/Harassment Complaint Form
Equity Handbook 2016-17
Employee or applicant who believes that s/he has been the subject of any form of discrimination or sexual harassment by anyone at the district or by any person who does business with the district reports the matter to her/his supervisor and/or the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Coordinator.
- Supervisor or employee notifies the EEO Coordinator of the discrimination or harassment via telephone, email or by completing the EEO Employee and Applicant Discrimination Complaint Form ( WMIS HR2169 - Discrimination/Harassment Complaint Form ).
- The Supervisor submits a written statement to the EEO Coordinator regarding the discussion.
- If the grievant is not satisfied with the resolution s/he may pursue and submit a level one formal grievance. Equity Coordinator investigates the grievance.
- If the grievant is not satisfied following the level one formal grievance hearing s/he may pursue by filing a level two grievance with the Superintendent.
- If the grievant is not satisfied following the level two formal grievance hearing s/he may appeal to the school board.
- Consistent with Board Policy 6.35, if dissatisfied with the resolution, employee may elect to appeal such action or resolution in accordance with the appropriate grievance procedure or administrative process through the EEOC office.
- If employee or applicant decides to not use the district's internal process for filing charges and goes directly to the EEOC, the EEOC office will forward the Charge of Discrimination to the district's EEO Coordinator.
- EEO Coordinator conducts a prompt and thorough investigation of the alleged incident as specified in Florida Statutes.
- EEO Coordinator develops resolution and corrective action for the complaint.
- EEO Coordinator notifies employee and Supervisor or Principal of the resolution to the complaint
- Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion or national origin
- Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - as amended - prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, gender or national origin
- Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 - prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender
- Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) as amended - prohibits discrimination on the basis of age with respect to individuals who are at least 40
- The Equal Pay Act of 1963 as amended - prohibits gender discrimination in payment of wages to women and men performing substantially equal work in the same establishment
- Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 - prohibits discrimination against the disabled
- Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) - prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities in employment, public service, public accommodations and telecommunications
- Florida Educational Equity Act (FEEA) - prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, gender, national origin, marital status or handicap against a student or employee.
- Florida Civil Rights Act of 1991 - secures for all individuals within the state freedom from discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, or marital status
- Wakulla County School Board Policies 2.70 and 2.80 - prohibits discrimination and harassment against students,employees, volunteers or visitors on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, marital status, political or religious beliefs, national or ethnic origin, or age
- Title 34: Education
PART 100-NONDISCRIMINATION UNDER PROGRAMS RECEIVING FEDERAL ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION EFFECTUATION OF TITLE VI OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964