August 2010Dear Parents and Students:On behalf of the Floyd County Board of Education and the employees of the Floyd County School System, I would like to wish you avery successful school year. As you know, education works well when communities join together with a spirit of cooperation on behalf of students. It works
when students, parents and educators participate in a respectful, responsible, and enthusiasticmanner. This handbook is provided to assist you in understanding current policies and to assist you in making wiseeducational decisions. Please read the information carefully, and contact your local school if you have any questions orconcerns.As your superintendent, I will work hard to continue the excellence that has become the tradition for Floyd CountySchools. This year there are several important changes in education for Georgia schools. Your school principal willkeep you informed of these changes and how you will be affected.Thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with you and your child. We will continue to strive toward providingthe best education possible.Sincerely,Dr. Lynn M. PlunkettSuperintendent
Non-Discriminatory PracticeFederal Law prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, or national origin (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of1964); sex (Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and the Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied TechnologyEducation Act of 1973 and The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) in educational programs or activities receivingFederal financial assistance. Employees, students, and the general public are hereby notified that the Floyd CountyBoard of Education does not discriminate in any educational programs or activities or in employment policies andprovides equal opportunities without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability or veteran statusin its educational programs and activities. (For inquiries call (706) 234-1031.) This includes, but is not limited to,admissions, educational services, financial aid, and employment.
Gender/Equity Non-Discrimination Notice
State law prohibits discrimination based on gender in athletic programs of local school systems (equity in sports act,O.C.G.A. Section 20-2-315). Students are hereby notified that Floyd County school system does not discriminate on thebasis of gender in its athletic programs.The following individuals have been designated as the employees responsible for coordinating the Board's effort toimplement this non-discriminatory policy.
Title II, Perkins Act, Section 504 &ADA, Title IV, Title VIDr. Jeff McDaniel, Chief of Academic ServicesTitle IX and Equity in Sports Act Mr. Sam Sprewell, Chief of Operations
Inquiries concerning the application of the Perkins Act, Title IV, Title VI, Title IX, or Section 504 and ADA to the policiesand practices of the Board may be sent to the following:Floyd County Board of Education, 600 Riverside Parkway, NE, Rome, GA 30161; orDirector, Regional Office for Civil Rights, Atlanta, GA 30323; orDirector, Office for Civil Rights, Education Department, Washington, D.C. 20201.P
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