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School Board of Clay County
June 30, 2022 - Regular School Board Meeting
D4 - Approval to Advertise and Notice of Public Hearing to Approve amendment to School Board Human Resources Policy 2.02 (Application and Recruitment) to add 2.02E. (Unlawful Employment Practices) and the creation of School Board Policy 4.66 (Prohibition Against Discrimination; Required Instruction)

The Florida legislature, on March 10, 2022, passed House Bill 7, which bill was approved by the Governor on April 22, 2022 and was filed with the Secretary of State on April 22, 2022 as Laws of Florida Ch. 2022-72. Said bill added requirements for each school board throughout the State of Florida to amend policies and procedures to further define unlawful employment practices (F.S. 760.10) and delineate both prohibited and required instruction. The requirements of this legislation take effect on July 1, 2022. The School Board Policy amendments and additions set forth herein meet the requirements of the legislation and provide for further definition and implementation by the Superintendent through the establishment of procedures promulgated through his office. The attached Policies, created to accomplish the legislative requirements by the set deadline, were adopted on an emergency basis on June 30, 2022 because there was insufficient time to comply with the full adoption process required by Sec. 120.54, Fla. Statutes. Because they meet the definition of a “Rule” they were required to be approved by the School Board prior to implementation. Florida law provides that a Rule adopted by emergency procedures shall not be effective for more than 90 days during which time the School Board may initiate and complete rulemaking to adopt a rule addressing the subject of the emergency rule if it wishes the rule to extend beyond 90 days. This process requires publication of notice of adoption and a public hearing.

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Expected Outcomes

Approval of this item will allow the School Board to advertise the proposed adoption and public hearing of the proposed rules which will then lead to the consideration of passage of the Rules by the School Board after the appropriate public hearing. The Policies/Rules will be advertised, submitted to the public for comment and to the Board for public hearing and consideration in the manner contemplated by the Administrative Procedures Act.

Strategic Plan Goal

Provide FAPE to all students of the free public schools operated by the School Board of Clay County, Florida in compliance with the requirements of the Florida legislature.


Approve the advertisement and notice of public hearing for the attached Policies which have been previously adopted by emergency rulemaking procedures.

David S. Broskie, Superintendent of Schools; J. Bruce Bickner, School Board Attorney
Financial Impact
Undetermined at this time. It is believed that the approval of the Policies is necessary to meet the requirements of the legislation described herein.
Review Comments
Policy 2.02E (H.B.7_ F.S. 760.10 as amended) (3).pdf
Proposed Policy 4.66 (H.B. 7_F.S. (4) (3).pdf
Legal Adv Notice of PH SB Policies 2.02E and 4.66.pdf