Office of Equal Opportunity

  • Mission Statement

    "Office of Equal Opportunity will administer comprehensive services whereby all customers are given an equal opportunity to participate in programs, activities and employment; and monitor all practices, policies and procedures for compliance with federal, state, county and district guidelines."

    Who We Are

    The OEO Staff is strongly committed toward objective problem solving and resolution.  We are dedicated to taking a pro-active approach to workplace issues through increased communication and preventative training.


    Dr. Seymour Brown III                                      Sherry Aemisegger
    Director, Human Resources                                Director, Human Resources

    Ms. Monica Bermudez                                        Roberta Ciminna
    Secretary, Human Resources                             Secretary, Human Resources
    Phone: (727) 588-6285                                     Phone:  (727) 588-6829
    Fax: (727) 588-5001                                         Fax:  (727) 588-5001

    Our Core Values

    The core values of the department are based on the desire to increase cultural awareness and provide an environment free from discrimination and harassment.

    • Diversity
    • Equity
    • Fairness
    • Honesty
    • Iimpartiality
    • Integrity
    • Trust

    Who We Can Help:

    • Employees
    • Parents/Guardians
    • Applicants
    • Volunteers
    • Visitors
    • Vendors
    • Community Agencies

    What We Do:

    Our priority is providing support and resources to schools, departments, administrators, teachers, and the support staff on such topics as:

    • Consultant Services on EO Issues
    • District Employment Policies
    • Pre Complaint Counseling
    • Complaint Investigations
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution (Facilitation/Mediation)
    • Broad Diversity Issues
    • Cultural Competence
    • Disability Accommodation
    • Federal and State Employment Laws
    • EO Training Workshops

    OEO Links

    Florida DOE Office of Equity and Access
    U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
    Facts about the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
    U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
    U.S. Department of Labor