Notification of Nondiscrimination
The Marion County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race (including anti-Semitism), ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability (including HIV, AIDS, or sickle cell trait), pregnancy, religion, marital status, age (except as authorized by law), military status, ancestry, or genetic information, which are classes protected by State and/or Federal law (collectively, "protected classes") in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices as required by Title IX, Title VI, Title VII, Age Discrimination Act of 1967, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Florida Educational Equity Act of 1984. A lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation. The District also provides equal access to its facilities for the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act.
Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination which is against the law and School Board Policies 1362, 2266, 3362, 4362, and 5517. The District will not tolerate sexual harassment activity by any of its members of the school district community, including students, employees, and third parties pursuant to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX Rules and Regulations.
Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding discrimination or harassment may be sent to the below designated personnel at 1614 E. Fort King Street, Ocala, FL 34471. Retaliation against an individual who files a report is also prohibited.
ADA, Employee Title IX Coordinator, and Equity Compliance:
Dawana Gary, Ed.S., Director of Equity and Compliance
Phone: (352) 671-7711; Email address: Dawana.Gary@marion.k12.fl.us
Section 504 Compliance:
Anne Howie, M.A.Ed., Coordinator I of ESE Curriculum
Phone: (352) 671-6832; Email address: Anne.Howie@marion.k12.fl.us
Title IX Student Grievances/Complaints:
Ann Hembrook, Ed.D., Sr. Executive Director, Student Pathways
Phone: (352) 236-0562; Email address: Ann.Hembrook@marion.k12.fl.us
The Nondiscrimination Statement is also available in Spanish.