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Notification of Nondiscrimination/Prohibition of Harassment

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, 1992 Americans with Disabilities Act, 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 to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boys Scout of America Equal Access Act.


Sexual harassment is a form of discrimination, which is against the law and against School Board Policy. 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 School Board Policies 2.71 and 2.72, 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 prohibited.

ADA, Title IX Coordinator, and Equity Compliance: Dawana Gary, Director of Equity and Ethics

Phone: (352) 671-7711; Email Address: Dawana.gary@marion.k12.fl.us

Section 504 Compliance: Richard Sumner, Coordinator of ESE Curriculum

Phone: (352) 671-6832; Email Address: Richard.sumner@marion.k12.fl.us

Title IX Coordinator for Student Grievances/Complaints: Danielle Livengood, Director of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction & Digital Learning

Phone: (352) 236-0505; Email Address: Danielle.livengood@marion.k12.fl.us