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FINGERPRINTS: Required (Unless Current Employee) *


CONTACT:  Personnel Department

                       P.O. Box 1678

                      Wauchula, FL  33873

                      Phone:  863-773-9058



* Beginning July 1, 1993, all permanent positions with the Hardee County School Board will require fingerprint screening (criminal history) by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

All Employees are probationary until fingerprints are cleared F.S. 1012.32 Pre-employment requirement - $77.00 charge to employee.


** As of August 26, 1993, pre-employment drug screening is now a requirement for employment with the Hardee County School Board.  Appointment will be contingent upon a satisfactory report from the drug screening completed by a third party, medical facility, selected by the Hardee County School Board.


*** See complete Job Description in the Hardee County Job Description Manual.


The Hardee County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, age, disability or marital status in its educational programs, services or activities, or in its 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 Scouts of America Equal Access Act. Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding discrimination or harassment may be sent to:

Teresa Hall Director of Student Academic Services 230 South Florida Avenue, Wauchula, FL 33873 863-767-0662, ext. 1310

Todd Durden, Deputy Superintendent 1009 N 6th Avenue, Wauchula, FL, 33873 863-773-9058

Hardee County School Board Rule 2.43 NON-DISCRIMINATION

The Hardee County School Board adheres to a policy of non-discrimination in educational programs, activities, benefits, and employment practices and strives affirmatively to provide equal opportunity for all as required by the following:

(1) No person shall, on the basis of race, national origin, sex, handicap, color, religion, age, or marital status, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity, or in any employment conditions or practices of the Hardee County School Board.

General Statutory Authority: 120.52, 120.53. 120.54, 120.55, 230.220, 230.23, 228.2001, 230.22(2), 230.23(17) F.S. Specific Statutory Authority: Title VI of the Civil Rights Act 1964; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; Age Discrimination Act of 1967; Sec. 228.2001, 228.041, 228.2001, 230.23(5); 230.23005(11) F. S.; 34CFR200.43(c), P.L. 201-44 Code of Federal Register, 34 C.F.R ss 108.9 (Boy Scouts Act) Policy Against Sexual Harassment or Other Forms of Harassment Prohibited by Law
A. The School Board desires to maintain an academic and work environment in which all employees, volunteers, and students are treated with respect and dignity. A vital element of this atmosphere is the Board’s commitment to equal opportunities and the prohibition of discriminatory practices. The board’s prohibition against discriminatory practices includes prohibitions against sexual harassment, or any other form of harassment based upon a person’s membership in a protected class and specifically prohibited by applicable state or federal law. The School Board forbids sexual harassment, or any other form of illegal harassment, of any employee, student, volunteer or visitor. The Board will not tolerate sexual harassment, or any other form of illegal harassment by any of its employees, students, volunteers or agents.

B. The prohibition against discrimination including sexual and other forms of illegal harassment shall also apply to non-employee volunteers who work subject to the control of school authorities, and to all vendors or service providers who have access to School Board facilities.

For complete procedures on Non-Discrimination, Non-Harassment, and Grievances, contact any school administrator or the Equity Contacts listed above.



 If you are deaf or hard of hearing, please call the Hardee County School District by calling the Florida Relay Service at  1-800-955-8771.

  MISSION STATEMENT:  We provide all students a high-quality education in a nurturing and creative environment to develop responsible citizens.

Our Vision:
Empower and inspire all students for success.

Our Mission:
To provide all students a high-quality education in a nurturing and
creative environment to develop responsible citizens.

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