Non-Discrimination Statement

The School District of Manatee County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status or genetic information in its educational programs, services or activities, or in it hiring or employment practices.  The district also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scout of American Equal Access Act.

Any employee, student, applicant for admissions, applicant for employment, volunteer, vendor, or member of the public who believes he/she has been discriminated against or has been harassed by an employee, student, or other third part who is subject to control of the School Board on account of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability, marital status, genetic information or any other basis prohibited by law, is encourage to use the appropriate grievance procedures set forth in School Board Policy 2.19 – Discrimination and Harassment Prohibited.

Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding discrimination or harassment may be sent to:

Sherman Stroman
Equity Coordinator
School District of Manatee County
215 Manatee Avenue West Bradenton, FL  34205
941-708-8770 X 2052

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.