Statement of Non-Discrimination Policy

Marion County Public Schools: An Equal Opportunity School District

The Marion County School District prohibits discrimination in all its educational programs, activities, and employment practices, and prohibits harassment of any individual or group, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation or genetic information.  A lack of English Language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation.  The District may assess each student’s ability to benefit from specific programs through placement tests and counseling, and, if necessary, will provide services or referrals to better prepare students for successful participation, as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (45 CFR Part 80), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (45 CFR Part 86), and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (45 CFR Part 84).  Complaints/Inquiries regarding compliance with these regulations may be submitted to:  Rose Cohen, Director of Equity Assurance. 

 Questions or requests for additional information regarding these acts may be forwarded to the designated equity administrator:

Rose Cohen, Equity Assurance Director,
ADA, Title IX and Equity Issues
Phone:  (352) 671-7711
512 SE Third Street, Ocala, FL 34471

Contact for Section 504 compliance:
Kayla Palacios, Program Specialist
Phone:  (352) 671-6860