•  Notice of Equal Opportunity

     The Henry County Board of Education maintains a policy of equal educational, athletic, and employment opportunity. The Henry County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, veteran status, genetic information, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Scouts BSA and other designated youth groups.  If students and/or parents have concerns, then they should bring such concerns, in writing, to the attention of the principal.  If employees have concerns, then they should bring such concerns, in writing, to the attention of their immediate supervisor.  For ADA and 504 concerns regarding employment, please contact Valerie Suessmith, Chief Human Resources Officer.  The following have been designated to handle inquiries and concerns regarding the District’s non-discrimination policies:

    Dr. Carl Knowlton
    Title VI and Title IX Coordinator
    Henry County Schools  
    33 N. Zack Hinton Parkway
    McDonough, GA  30253
    770-957-6601

    Ms. Valerie Suessmith
    Title II Coordinator (Employees)
    Henry County Schools
    33 N. Zack Hinton Parkway  
    McDonough, Georgia 30253
    770-957-7189

    Dr. April Madden
    IDEA/Section 504/Title II Coordinator (Students)
    Henry County Schools  
    33 N. Zack Hinton Parkway
    McDonough, GA  30253
    770-957-6547

    The Board of Education prohibits retaliation against individuals who file complaints or those who assist in the investigations of complaints alleging discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, veteran status, genetic information, or age.  Retaliation includes, but is not limited to, any form of intimidation, reprisal, or harassment.  Appropriate disciplinary actions shall be imposed for verified acts of retaliation, including, but not limited to a report to the Professional Standards Commission for certified staff members. 

    All employees are required to comply with our Equal Employment Opportunity Policy, Administrators and supervisors are expected to cooperate fully in meeting our equal opportunity objectives and their compliance with this policy will be monitored closely.  For additional information please see local board policies GAAA, GAE, GAE (1), JAA, JAA-E (1), JCAC, and JCE.