Non-Discrimination Statement

MTC is a part of the School Board of Manatee County.  No employee, student, applicant for admission or applicant for employment, volunteer, vendor, or member of the public, shall, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender orientation, disability, marital status, age, religion, or any other basis prohibited by law, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination or harassed under any educational programs, activities, services, or in any policies or practices by the School District of Manatee County.  Lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation.  The district may assess each student’s ability to benefit for specific programs through placement tests and counseling, and, if necessary, will provide services or referrals to better prepare students for successful participation. Any student who believes he or she has been discriminated against or has been harassed by an employee, student, or other third party, who is subject to control of the School Board, is encouraged to use the appropriate grievance procedures set forth in policy.  Complaints should be forwarded to the following Equity Coordinator:

Rebecca Wells, Equity Coordinator
Manatee County Schools
P.O. Box 9069
Bradenton, FL 34206-9069
941.708.8770 x 2279

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.


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