M-DCPS Anti-Discrimination Policy
The School Board of Miami-Dade County, Florida adheres to a policy of nondiscrimination in employment and educational programs/activities and strives affirmatively to provide equal opportunity for all as required by:
- 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
paymentof 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
- The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA) – requires covered employers to provide up to 12 weeks of unpaid, job-protected leave to “eligible” employees for certain family and medical reasons.
- The Pregnancy Discrimination Act of 1978 – prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
- 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 1992 – secures for all individuals within the state freedom from discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, or marital status.
- Title II of the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008 (GINA) – prohibits discrimination against employees or applicants because of genetic information.
- Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act of 2002 – no public school shall deny equal access to, or a fair opportunity for groups to meet on school premises or in school facilities before or after school hours, or discriminate against any group officially affiliated with Boy Scouts of America or any other youth or community group listed in Title 36 (as a patriotic society).
- Veterans are provided re-employment rights in accordance with P.L. 93-508 (Federal Law) and Section 295.07 (Florida Statutes), which stipulate categorical preferences for employment.
School Board Policies 1362, 3362, 4362, and 5517 – Prohibit harassment and/or discrimination against students, employees, or applicants on the basis of sex, race, color, ethnic or national origin, religion, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, political beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, gender identification, social and family background, linguistic preference, pregnancy, and any other legally prohibited basis. Retaliation for engaging in a protected activity is also prohibited.