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Action Item
DATE: Tuesday, December 5, 2017
TO: School Board Members
FROM: Jeff Eakins, Superintendent
Approve the 2016-2017 Annual Educational Equity Update
All districts in the State of Florida are required to submit an annual Educational Equity Update Report to the Florida Department of Education, Office of Equal Educational Opportunity (OEEO). OEEO is responsible for the compliance oversight of the Florida Educational Equity Act, section 1000.05, Florida Statutes, and other federal and state legislation relating to equity in education. The Florida Educational Equity Act (FEEA) prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age or marital status against students and employees. The FEEA and the State Board of Education Rules 6A-19.001 – 19.010 require OEEO to monitor public school districts’ compliance with the statute. 

The annual Educational Equity Update Report is the reporting tool used by OEEO to monitor districts, and ensure adherence to provisions of the laws. More specifically, OEEO monitors:
  • changes to civil rights policies and procedures,
  • strategies used to increase participation in advanced coursework by underrepresented groups,
  • gender equity in athletic programs,
  • strategies used to address employment equity by underrepresented groups,
  • implementation and evaluation of single-sex schools and classes, and
  • treatment of pregnant and parenting students.
The Office of Equal Educational Opportunity (OEEO) strives to ensure that school districts provide equal educational opportunities and access to all students.
All Strategic Objectives
Each Division is required to evaluate and monitor the success of their strategies.
Dr. Pansy Houghton   Dr. Alberto Vázquez
Executive Officer, Compliance
  Chief of Staff
(813) 272-4986
    C 12.04R
Hillsborough County Public Schools (Florida) * Mtg.#20171205_824 (Board Meeting) * Section C Item# 12.04R