Legal/Non-Discrimination Notice

Annual Notification Statement

As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Hall County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations.

Hall County School District’s College & Career Development (CTAE/Career, Technical, and Agriculture Education) does not discriminate in enrollment or access to any of the programs available:
Agriculture
Architecture & Construction
Arts, A/V Technology, and Communications
Business, Management, and Administration
Education and Training
Finance
Government and Public Administration
Health Science
Hospitality and Tourism
Human Services
Information Technology
Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
Manufacturing
Marketing
STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics
Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics

Additional information on CTAE clusters/pathways can be found at the CTAE website or on each high school website under career pathways. The lack of English language skills shall not be a barrier to admission or participation in the district’s activities and programs. The Hall County School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.

Questions, complaints, or requests for additional information regarding these laws may be forwarded to the designated compliance coordinators below.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964/The Age Discrimination Act of 1975

Stan Lewis (Students)
Director of Community Relations & Athletics
711 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
770-534-1080
stan.lewis@hallco.org

Brad Brown (Personnel)
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
711 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
770-534-1080
brad.brown@hallco.org

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Stan Lewis (Students)
Director of Community Relations & Athletics
711 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
770-534-1080
stan.lewis@hallco.org

Brad Brown (Personnel)
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
711 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
770-534-1080
brad.brown@hallco.org

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973/Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act/The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Dr. Karla Swafford (Students)
Director of Special Education
711 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
770-534-1080
karla.swafford@hallco.org

Brad Brown (Personnel)
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
711 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
770-534-1080
brad.brown@hallc.org

Sports Equity

Stan Lewis (Students)
Director of Community Relations & Athletics
711 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
770-534-1080
stan.lewis@hallco.org

Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education

Rhonda Samples (Students)
Director of Career, Technical & Agricultural Education
711 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
770-534-1080
rhonda.samples@hallco.org

Continuous Non-Discrimination Notice

As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Hall County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability in admission to its programs, services, or activities, in access to them, in treatment of individuals, or in any aspect of their operations. For additional information or referral to the appropriate system coordinator, contact the system superintendent’s office at 711 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501 or at 770-534-1080.

The Hall County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964/The Age Discrimination Act of 1975

Stan Lewis (Students)
Director of Community Relations & Athletics
711 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
770-534-1080
stan.lewis@hallco.org

Brad Brown (Personnel)
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
711 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
770-534-1080
brad.brown@hallco.org

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Stan Lewis (Students)
Director of Community Relations & Athletics
711 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
770-534-1080
stan.lewis@hallco.org

Brad Brown (Personnel)
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
711 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
770-534-1080
brad.brown@hallco.org

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973/Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act/The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

Dr. Karla Swafford (Students)
Director of Special Education
711 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
770-534-1080
karla.swafford@hallco.org

Brad Brown (Personnel)
Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources
711 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
770-534-1080
brad.brown@hallc.org

Sports Equity

Stan Lewis (Students)
Director of Community Relations & Athletics
711 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
770-534-1080
stan.lewis@hallco.org

Career, Technical, and Agricultural Education

Rhonda Samples (Students)
Director of Career, Technical & Agricultural Education
711 Green Street, Gainesville, GA 30501
770-534-1080
rhonda.samples@hallco.org

Equity coordinators may be contacted at the Hall County Board of Education and Professional Development Center, 711 Green Street, Gainesville, Georgia 30501, (770) 534-1080. Students and employees will not be subjected to retaliation for reporting such harassment or discrimination. For a copy of the discriminatory complaints procedure under Hall County School District Policy GAAA/JAA (Equal Opportunity/Discriminatory Complaints) or under Policy IDFA (Gender Equity in Sports).

Website Accessibility Statement

Hall County Schools is committed to making information on this site accessible for all individuals regardless of visual, hearing, or cognitive disabilities and strives to ensure its accessibility as new technologies and opportunities emerge. This site is designed using guidelines provided by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and every effort is made to ensure compliance with Section 508 Federal Standards. This includes utilizing best practices of organizing the HTML code to allow for assistive readers/browsers, providing text-based navigation schemes, providing alternative text for images, and using individual titles & headers for all web pages.

Persons requiring assistive technology and who may need assistance in accessing information from the district and/or school websites should contact the Public Information and Communications Department at stan.lewis@hallco.org. When requesting assistance via e-mail, write “Accessibility” on the subject line. Every reasonable attempt shall be made to ensure equitable access to district and campus web resources.

Some documents on the district and campus websites are in a Portable Document Format (PDF). To improve viewing some of these files, readers may wish to open the document and use the text conversion option available from the File menu. By exercising this option for viewing PDF files may be read with a screen reader. If you do not already have Adobe Acrobat Reader on your computer, you can download it for free from the Adobe website.

Legal Disclaimers

A. COPYRIGHT
Unless otherwise indicated, the materials (“Materials”) displayed on Hall County Schools’ district and school websites are the property of Hall County Schools (District) and are protected by the United States and international copyright laws. This includes, but is not limited to, the compilation, selection, arrangement and presentation of all Materials (including information in the public domain), the overall design of District Web site, and the computer programs that create the Web page displays.
Any visitor to the District Web site is hereby granted permission to access and print Materials from this Web site for personal, non-commercial purposes only. Any other copying, distribution, modification, transmission or dissemination of the Materials displayed at the District’s site by means now known or hereafter developed, is strictly prohibited without the express prior written permission of the District (contact: stan.lewis@hallco.org).

B. TRADEMARKS
Unless otherwise indicated, Hall County Schools’ district, project and program logos, individual school names, school logo/shield designs, school athletics identities, and school mottos are trademarks or service marks of the District and may not be used or displayed in any manner without the express prior written permission of the District. All other trademarks or service marks that appear on the District Web site are the property of their respective owners (contact: stan.lewis@hallco.org).

C. LINKS TO EXTERNAL SITES
Hall County Schools’ (District) Web site or some of its Web pages may provide links to other Internet Web sites or resources not hosted on the District Web server (“External Sites”). As a visitor to the District Web site, you agree and acknowledge that the District:
(i) Has provided these links to External Sites for your convenience only;
(ii) Has no control over these External Sites;
(iii) Is not responsible for the availability of these External Sites; and
(iv) Does not endorse nor is responsible or liable for any content, advertisements,
products, or other materials on or made available from these External Sites.
Further, you acknowledge and agree the District shall not be responsible or liable, either directly or indirectly, for any error, damage or loss caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, goods, or services available on or through these External Sites.

D. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
Visitors and users agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the members of the Hall County Board Of Education, Hall County Schools, its officers, employees, agents, successors, and assignees (the “Indemnified Parties”) from and against any liabilities, claims, demands, actions, damages, costs, and expenses (including reasonable attorneys’ fees), regardless of outcome, caused by, arising out of, or otherwise sustained as the result of the use of Hall County Schools’ technology.

E. DISCLAIMER
Hall COUNTY SCHOOLS DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. FURTHER, HALL COUNTY SCHOOLS MAKES NO WARRANTIES THAT THE FUNCTIONS, SERVICES, OR INFORMATION PROVIDED BY, THROUGH, OR RELATED TO HALL COUNTY SCHOOLS WILL BE ERROR-FREE OR WITHOUT DEFECT. IN NO EVENT SHALL HALL COUNTY SCHOOLS BE LIABLE FOR INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, AS A RESULT OF, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, EQUIPMENT DOWNTIME, BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, LOSS OF DATA, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES, LOSS OF INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER SIMILAR DAMAGES, WHETHER OR NOT FORESEEABLE AND WHETHER OR NOT HALL COUNTY SCHOOLS HAD BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. HALL COUNTY SCHOOLS EXPLICITLY DENIES RESPONSIBILITY FOR FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS THAT MAY ARISE THROUGH THE UNAUTHORIZED USE OF ITS TECHNOLOGY.

F. COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT COMPLAINTS
Hall County Schools (District) respects the intellectual property of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please follow the instructions provided under Contact Information and provide the District’s Director of Public Information and Communications (stan.lewis@hallco.org) with the written information specified:
(i) An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the
copyright owner;
(ii) A description of the copyrighted work allegedly infringed upon;
(iii) A description of where the alleged infringing material is located on the District Web site;
(iv) Your e-mail and postal address, as well as your telephone number;
(v) A statement by you that you have a good-faith belief that the use of the alleged
infringing material is unauthorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
(vi) A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in
your notice is accurate and that you are either the copyright owner or authorized to
act on the copyright owner’s behalf.

G. CONTACT INFORMATION
If you wish to contact Hall County Schools to request permission to use any materials you may send an e-mail or a letter delivered by first class U.S. Mail, postage prepaid to the following addresses:
Email: stan.lewis@hallco.org
U.S. mail:
Hall County Schools
711 Green Street
Gainesville, GA 30501
Attn: Public Information and Communications Department