Bamberg County School District One

Nondiscrimination Statement

 Bamberg County School District One is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all students, staff, parents/legal guardians, visitors, and community members, who participate or seek to participate in its programs or activities. Accordingly, the District does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or any related medical conditions), color, disability, age, genetic information, national origin, or any other applicable status protected by local, state, or federal law.

 The District will use the grievance procedures set forth in policy to process complaints based on alleged violations of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008; and Titles I and II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

 The District designates these people to handle inquiries or complaints.

 Assistant Superintendent Robert Kearse or District Administrative Assistant Jannette Stokes handle inquiries/complaints regarding the:

  • Age Discrimination Act of 1975;
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967;
  • Equal Pay Act of 1963;
  • Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008;
  • Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 with respect to employment;
  • Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 with respect to public access to buildings and grounds;
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; and
  • Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.

You can reach Mr. Kearse, Assistant Superintendent, by mail at 3830 Faust Street, Bamberg SC 29003; by telephone at 803-245-6643; or by email at rlkearse@bamberg1.net. You can reach Mrs. Stokes, Administrative Assistant, by mail at 3830 Faust Street, Bamberg SC 29003; by telephone at 803-245-6640; or by email at jstokes@bamberg1.net.

Assistant Superintendent Robert Kearse OR Federal Programs Coordinator Phyllis A. Overstreet handle inquiries/complaints regarding Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and those pertaining to ESSA Title II implementation. You can reach Mr. Kearse, Assistant Superintendent by mail at 3830 Faust Street, Bamberg SC 29003; by phone at 803-245-6643; or by email at rlkearse@bamberg1.net or Miss Overstreet by mail at 3830 Faust Street, Bamberg SC 29003; by telephone at 803-245-6645; or by email at poverstreet@bamberg1.net.

Director of Special Services Dottie Brown handles inquiries/complaints regarding IDEA for students K–12 and inquiries/complaints for students K–12 regarding Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. You can reach Mrs. Brown by mail at 267 Red Raider Drive, Bamberg SC 29003; by telephone at 803-245-3049; or by email at dbrown@bamberg1.net.