Office of Diversity
HCPS promotes a welcoming and supportive environment that celebrates and values diversity and respect for all students and its employees. Any form of discrimination or harassment can be devastating to an individual's academic progress, social relationship and/or personal sense of self-worth.
Office of Compliance
The School District of Hillsborough County does not discriminate nor tolerate harassment on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status, genetic information or pregnancy in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its hiring or employment practices; and it will take immediate action to eliminate such harassment, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. The district also provides equal access to its facilities to the Boy Scouts and other patriotic youth groups, as required by the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act.
The district accords preference in selection, retention, and promotion procedures to certain veterans and spouses of veterans who are Florida residents.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Dr. Pansy Houghton, Executive Officer, Compliance. 813-272-4000; Pansy.Houghton@sdhc.k12.fl.us; Office of the Chief of Staff, 901 E. Kennedy Blvd., Tampa, Florida 33602. An alternate point of contact for complaints of discrimination or harassment may be directed to the Office of Professional Standards at 813-840-7128.
As required by Section 668.6076, Florida Statutes, you are hereby notified that: Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing. History.--s. 1, ch. 2006-232.