Equal Opportunity & Non-Discrimination Statement

The Amherst County School Board is an equal opportunity employer, committed to nondiscrimination in recruitment, selection, hiring, pay, promotion, retention, and other personnel actions affecting employees or candidates for employment. Therefore, discrimination in employment against any person in any protected class under federal or state law is prohibited, including without limitation those classes protected under Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, and Section 504. Personnel decisions are based on merit and the ability to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

Mr. Jim Gallagher, Chief Human Resources Officer, Title IX Coordinator, and Ms. Marie Petrone, Supervisor of Student and Family Wellness, are designated as Compliance Officers responsible for assurances of non-discrimination in all areas except Section 504. Mr. Gallagher may be reached at the following address: PO Box 1257, Amherst, VA 24521, telephone number (434) 946-9376 and email [email protected]. Ms. Marie Petrone can be reached at the following address: 575 Union Hill Road Amherst, VA 24521, telephone number (434) 946-9700, and e-mail [email protected].
Mr. Joshua Neighbors, Director of Student Services, is designated as the Compliance Officer responsible for Section 504. He may be reached at the following address: PO Box 1257, Amherst, VA 24521, telephone number (434) 946-9386 and email [email protected].

The Amherst County School Board provides facilities, programs and activities that are accessible, usable and available to qualified persons with disabilities.  Further, the Amherst County School Board does not discriminate against qualified persons with disabilities in the provision of health, welfare and other social services. Mr. Jim Gallagher ([email protected]) and Dr. William Wells ([email protected]) serve as the ADA Coordinators for the division. Refer to Policy GB. The school system is committed to providing a workplace which reflects the diversity of our county and the children we serve. We are dedicated to equality of opportunity.

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