- Volunteers are needed to assist our schools and departments in a variety of areas. We appreciate the willingness of individuals to provide assistance when it is requested.
- All volunteers are required to adhere to School Board Policy 3.13, which addresses the responsibilities of school volunteers. Volunteers are to be on campus only when the administrator or a member of the instructional staff assigns them duties. In addition, volunteers are required to sign in/out when they are serving at the schools. The policy can be accessed by visiting our School Board page.
- Submit the Volunteer Application and the Request for State of Florida Law Enforcement Record Review directly to the Federal Programs office. Upon completion of processing, the information will be forwarded for the School Board's consideration at the next regularly scheduled meeting. Note that the application and record review expire on June 30 each year. If you need additional information or have any questions regarding the volunteer program or the application process, please contact the Federal Programs office at 792-7807.
- The school district is authorized to collect, use, or release social security numbers of volunteers for specific purposes. See the school district's Statement on the Collection, Use, or Release of Social Security Numbers of Volunteers for details.
Attendance Request: Out-of-Zone
Used when the child is a resident of Hamilton County and you are requesting a transfer to another elementary school within our district. The reason for the request must meet one of the school board approved guidelines. As indicated on the form, transportation is not provided for regular out-of-zone attendance.
Controlled Open Enrollment for Out-of-County Students
Used when the child is a resident of another county and you are requesting a transfer to our district. Note: submittal of the required documents does not guarantee that your child will be approved to attend school in Hamilton County.
Bullying means systematically and chronically inflicting physical hurt or psychological distress on one more more students or employees. It includes, but is not limited to, unwanted teasing; social exclusion; threats; intimidation; stalking; cyber-stalking; cyber-bullying; physical violence; theft; sexual, religious or racial harassment; public humiliation; destruction of school or personal property; and rumors or the spreading of falsehoods.
Harassment means any threatening, insulting or dehumanizing gesture, use of data or computer software, or written, verbal or physical conduct directed against a student or school employee that: places a student or school employee in reasonable fear of harm to his/her person or damage to his/her property; has the effect of substantially interfering with a student's educational performance, opportunities, or benefits; or has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of a school.
If you or someone you know is the repeated target of bullying or harassment, please help us make a difference in your school and in the lives of those who suffer by becoming involved. Download and complete the reporting form above, providing as many details about the situation as possible. Although your contact information is requested, it is not required. You may either mail the completed form to the district office or the school site, or deliver the form to the school office, and it will be forwarded to the appropriate school administrator.
Equity Compliance - Discrimination and Harassment
If you need to report an incident, the first point of contact is the principal of the school. The second point of contact is the school's administrative assistant. If further assistance is needed, please contact Mrs. Ida Daniels, Equity Coordinator, at 792-7805. There is a sixty (60) day time limit for the initial report of discrimination or harassment complaints. Once reported, the school personnel and/or district will conduct an investigation and complete the case within twenty (20) days).
Statement of Non-Discrimination
No student or school employee shall, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, age, marital status, or use of a language other than English, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits or, be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity, nor be denied employment, except as provided by law. Non-administrative employees and students are encouraged to report any violation of this equal opportunity policy and administrative personnel are required to assist in its full implementation.
Statutory Authority: 230.22(2) FS Laws Implemented: 228.2001; 230.23(5) FS 3eCFR200.43(c): PL201.44 Code of Federal Register. State Board of Education Rule 6A-1.9001.
If you wish to file a complaint alleging any violation of this act, notify: Mrs. Ida Daniels, Equity Coordinator, at 792-7805 or via fax at 792-3681.
Policy of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Disability
The Hamilton County School Board does not discriminate on the basis of disability in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs or activities. Ms. Betty Linton, Coordinator of Exceptional Student Education, has been designated to coordinate compliance with the non-discrimination requirements contained in Department of Justice regulations implementing Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), including section 35.107. Information concerning the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the rights provided thereunder, are available from the ADA Coordinator. Please contact the ESE office at 792-6591.
Ms. Phyllis Porter
5683 Highway 129 South, Suite 1
Jasper, FL 32052