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Notice of Intent To Adopt, Update, or Correct Policy

The Santa Rosa County District School Board, acting through the superintendent of schools, hereby gives notice of its intent to enact, update or correct School Board Policy. A complete version of each policy being affected is available at the main School Board office located at 6032 Hwy. 90 in Milton between the hours of 7:30 am and 4 pm. Monday – Friday excluding holidays.



Specific Authority Specific Statutory Authority Estimate of Costs
2.70 Revision: Prohibiting Discrimination, Including Sexual and Other Forms of Harassment – revised to reflect changes in Title IX FS 120.54; 1001.41; 1001.42; 1001.43; 1012.23 -0-
3.24 Revision: Use of Defibrillators – adds requirements related to defibrillator location FS 1001.41; 1001.42 -0-
3.40 Revision: Safe and Secure Schools – adds language to reflect changes in law FS 1001.41; 1001.42 -0-
3.68 Revision: Background Screening for Contractors – adds new E-Verify requirement FS 1001.41; 1001.42 -0-
4.23 NEW: Exertional Heat Illness – outlines best practices FS 1001.41; 1001.42 -0-
4.30 Revision: Challenged Materials – corrects title and location of Library Media Handbook FS 1001.41; 1001.42 -0-
5.18 Revision: Children of Military Families – adds language for students transferring within the State FS 1001.41; 1001.42 -0-
5.321 Revision: Bullying and Harassment – revised to reflect changes in Title IX FS 1001.41; 1001.42 -0-
5.325 Revision: Dating Violence and Abuse – revised to reflect changes in Title IX FS 1001.41; 1001.42 -0-
5.55 Revision: Notification of Involuntary Examination – adds language related to de-escalation strategies and outreach to mobile response team prior to contacting law enforcement FS 1001.41; 1001.42 -0-
6.11 Revision: Employment Defined – adds new E-Verify requirement FS 1001.41; 1012.22; 1012.23 -0-
6.17 Revision: Appointment or Employment Requirements – adds new E-Verify requirement FS 1001.41; 1012.22; 1012.23 -0-
8.10 Revision: Safety – adds IV. A&B requiring timely reporting and training for documenting SESIR information FS 1001.41; 1001.42 -0-
8.50 Revision: School Construction Bid Process – Re-writes process, including new E- Verify requirement FS 1001.41; 1001.42 -0-
8.56 NEW: Prequalification of Contractors for Educational Facilities Construction FS 1001.41; 1001.42 -0-

The text of the proposed policy changes may be obtained without cost from the office of the Superintendent of Schools. Adoption of these proposed policies is anticipated to be considered at the regular School Board meeting on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. in the board room at 5086 Canal St., Milton, FL. \Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodation to participate in this hearing is asked to advise the agency at least 48 hours in advance by contacting the board’s secretary at (850) 983-5010. Any person substantially affected by the proposed policy(s) who wishes to challenge the validity must file a petition with the board’s secretary (12 copies) in conformity with section 120.56, 2007 Florida Statutes, not later than 10 days prior to the meeting of the board, as set forth above. The hearing is open to the public.

Dr. Karen Barber, Superintendent of Schools
Santa Rosa County, Florida

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