Policies

Non-Discrimination Statement

  • The School Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, transgender status, or gender identity), disability (including HIV, AIDS, or sickle cell trait), pregnancy, marital status, age (except as authorized by law), ancestry, genetic information, which are classes protected by State and/or Federal law (collectively, “protected classes”) in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities. Equal access to facilities is also provided to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act.

    It is the legal obligation and the policy of the Board to employ only those persons who are best qualified, with or without reasonable accommodations.

    The Superintendent shall appoint a compliance officer whose responsibility it will be to require that Federal and State regulations are complied with and that any inquires or complaints are dealt with promptly in accordance with law. S/He shall also require that proper notice of nondiscrimination for Title II, Title VI, and Title 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 Discrimination in Employment Act will be provided to staff members and the general public. Any sections of the District’s collectively-bargained negotiated agreements dealing with hiring and promotion will contain a statement of nondiscrimination similar to that in the Board’s statement above.

    Policy 1122 – Nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity
    Policy 3122 – Nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity
    Policy 4122 – Nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity

COMPLIANCE OFFICER (CO)

TITLE IX COORDINATORS

  • Title IX – Schools & Educational Facilities
    Dr. Robert “Pace” Edwards
    Specialist, Dropout Prevention & Alt Ed
    Professional Support Center
    2501 63rd Avenue East
    Bradenton, FL 34203
    (941) 751-6550 x43038
    edwards2p@manateeschools.net

    Title IX – District & Employment
    Wendy Mungillo
    Director of Human Resources
    Student Support Center
    215 Manatee Avenue West
    Bradenton, FL 34205
    (941) 708-8770
    mungillow@manateeschools.net

     

SECTION 504/ADA COORDINATOR

  • George Schirer
    Director, Student Services
    Professional Support Center
    2501 63rd Avenue East
    Bradenton, FL 34203
    (941) 751-6550 x 43061
    schrierg@manateeschools.net

Tobacco-Free Policy

Use of all Tobacco Products is prohibited in/on all school board owned or leased property, including, but not limited to, all interior and exterior parts of schools, administration buildings, ancillary facilities, work sites, athletic fields and facilities, and vehicles, as well as at any event sponsored by schools or the District. Violation of this policy will subject employees to appropriate discipline. Any non-employee who has been given notice of this policy by a school official and fails to comply will be asked to leave the premises. Any person who is asked to leave the premises and refuses or who leaves but returns without permission shall be deemed a trespasser and shall be subject to arrest. “Tobacco Products” includes, but is not limited to, real or electronic cigarettes, cigars, pipes, or blunts; rolling/loose tobacco; smokeless tobacco such as chewing tobacco, dip, or snuff; or any other substance containing tobacco, or product simulating the use or effects of tobacco.

Definition: For the purpose of this rule, the terms person and individual include, but are not limited to all students, employees and volunteers.

Sexual Harassment

District career centers shall inform students and employees at orientation and on their websites of the existence of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement sexual predator and sexual offender registry website and the toll-free telephone number that gives access to sexual predator and sexual offender public information pursuant to Florida law. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) sexual predator and sexual offender registry website may be accessed at: https://offender.fdle.state.fl.us/offender/sops/home.jsf.  FDLE toll-free number: 1-888-357-7332 (for TTY Accessibility: 1-877-414- 7234)

COMMITMENT TO WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY

  • The School District of Manatee County is committed to ensuring that its website is compliant with the web accessibility standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you have any questions or suggestions regarding the accessibility of this website, please share them with us.

     

WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY REQUEST

  • If you experience difficulty accessing content on this website, please contact us via email or phone to request the information in an alternate format. After your request is submitted, please allow three (3) business days for a response. Email. mtc@manateeschools.net

     

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

Privacy Policy

Simply stated, we will always respect your privacy. We will never sell, trade, rent or otherwise misuse your email address or any other information you share with us. Here are our answers to a few common questions we get regarding our policy on privacy:

Q: How will you use my information?

A: We will use your information to send you information regarding our programs.

Q: Who will see my information?

A: Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Virtually all written communications to or from School District Personnel are public records available to the public and media upon request. E-mail sent or received on the School District system will be considered public and will only be withheld from disclosure if deemed confidential pursuant to State Law.

Q: Does your website use cookies?

A: Yes, we use cookies to operate our website, improve your browsing experience, enable your use of certain services, keep our website secure, and prevent fraud, among other things.

We also uses web beacons on our website to learn non-personal information about how you use our website, including, but not limited to: your geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, length of visit, page views and web navigation. Google Analytics suggests ads based on your visit(s) to our website and thousands of other websites. These tools help us improve our website; however, you can continue reading learn more about disabling cookies and web beacons on your computer if using them makes you uncomfortable.

Q: Who will see my email messages?

Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Virtually all written communications to or from School District Personnel are public records available to the public and media upon request. E-mail sent or received on the School District system will be considered public and will only be withheld from disclosure if deemed confidential pursuant to State Law.

Full Privacy Policy

(1) Introduction

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website members and visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your non-personal and personal information.

Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

(2) Information We Collect

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of non-personal and personal information:

  • information about your computer and about your visits to and use of our website, including, but not limited to: your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation;
  • information relating to any transactions carried out between you and us on or in relation to our website, including information relating to any purchases you make of our products or services and any clicks to,
  • information that you share with us for the purpose of registering with us, including, but not limited to: your name, geographical location and email address;
  • information that you share with us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters, including, but not limited: to your name, geographical location and email address; and
    any other information that you choose to share with us via our public forums, blog, email or other methods of communication. Before you share with us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person’s consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with the terms of this policy.

(3) Cookies and Web Beacons

Many websites, including our website, use cookies and web beacons to collect non-personal information. Cookies are small bits of text that are downloaded to your browser from our website and other websites across the web; and web beacons are small objects embedded into our webpages and emails and other webpages and emails across the web.

We may use cookies and web beacons to: (a) administer our website; (b) improve your browsing experience by personalizing our website; (c) enable your use of the services available on our website; (d) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to (e) identify any individual user; (f) keep our website secure and prevent fraud,  (g) verify compliance with the Terms of Use governing the use of our website and (h) monitor the success of any advertising or promotional campaigns.

We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of our website. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google will store this information.

Google’s Privacy Policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

We publish Google AdSense interest-based advertisements on our website. These are tailored by Google to reflect your interests. To determine your interests, Google will track your behavior on our website and on other websites across the web using the DART cookie. You can view, delete or add interest categories associated with your browser using Google’s Ads

Preference Manager, available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/

You can opt out of the AdSense partner network cookie at: http://www.google.com/privacy/ads/

Or you can opt out by using the NAI’s (Network Advertising Initiative’s) multi-cookie opt-out mechanism at: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp

However, these opt-out mechanisms use cookies, and if you clear the cookies from your browser your opt-out will not be maintained. To ensure that an opt-out is maintained in respect of a particular browser, you should use the Google browser plug-in available at: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/plugin

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer (version 9) you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools,” “Internet options,” “Privacy,” and selecting “Block All Cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including ours.

(4) Using Your Information

Non-personal information we collect and personal information you share with us via our website will be used for the purposes specified in this policy or in relevant parts of our website.

We may use your information to: (a) administer our website; (b) improve your browsing experience by personalizing our website; (c) enable your use of the services available on our website; (d) send you information via our website, and supply to you services purchased via our website; (e) send statements and invoices to you, and collect payments from you; (f) send you general (non-marketing)  and non-general (marketing) commercial communications; (g) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested; (h) send you our newsletter and other marketing communications relating to our business or the businesses of carefully-selected third parties which we think may be of interest to you, by post or, where you have specifically agreed to this, by email or similar technology (and you can inform us at any time if you no longer require marketing communications); (i) provide third parties with statistical information about our users – but this information will not be used to identify any individual user; (j) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to our website; (k) keep our website secure and prevent fraud; and (l) verify compliance with the Terms of Use governing the use of our website.

When you contact us via email, we will use your return email address to reply with a response to your question or comment. We will not use your return email address for any other purpose.

(5) Disclosures

We may disclose your information to any of our officers, employees, agents, or members in the School District of Manatee County. 

In addition, we may disclose your personal information: (a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law; (b) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings; and (c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk).

Florida has a very broad Public Records Law. Virtually all written communications to or from School District Personnel are public records available to the public and media upon request. E-mail sent or received on the School District system will be considered public and will only be withheld from disclosure if deemed confidential pursuant to State Law.

(6) Communication Services

Our website contains communication services (i.e., bulletin board services, chat areas, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, and/or other message or communication facilities) designed to enable you to communicate with the public at large or with a group.

Always use caution when sharing any personally identifying information about yourself or your children in any communication service. Be mindful that when you share personal information publicly in any communication services, the information may be collected and used by others to send you unsolicited emails.

(7) Third-Party Websites

Our website contains links to third-party websites; and some third-party websites contain links to our website. In the event you click on a link to or from our website, the person or company that you link to or from will have any information you share with them. These third-party websites are not under our control, and we are not responsible for how they use or misuse your information. Please review the Privacy Policies of the third-party websites that you link to or from.

(8) Updates to This Policy

We may update this policy from time to time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

(9) Questions Regarding This Policy

If you have any questions about this policy or our treatment of your personal information, please contact us by emailing to: mtc@manateeschools.net

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