Legal Information & Disclaimers


Equal Employment Opportunity

It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, handicap, disability, or marital status. It is our intent and desire that equal employment opportunities be provided in employee recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, demotion, layoff, termination and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Non-Discrimination Notice

The Sevier County Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, disability, age (40 and over), sex, special education status, religion, pregnancy, military/veteran status, or genetic information in provision of educational opportunities, programs, activities, or employment opportunities/benefits. Inquires, questions or complaints related to students or disabilities should be referred to your principal or to the Director of Student Services and ADA/Section 504/Title II Coordinator: Dr. John Enloe, (865) 453-4671, 226 Cedar Street, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862. Inquires, questions or complaints related to employees should be referred to your principal or to the Assistant Superintendent of Finance and Human Resources: Karen King, (865) 453-4671, 226 Cedar Street, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862. If you have questions or concerns regarding any of the above, please call the main office at (865) 453-4671.

Annual Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Sevier County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs or activities. The Sevier County School System offers classes in many career and technical education program areas under its open admissions policy. Specifically, the Sevier County School System offers admissions based on selective criteria in Tennessee’s 16 Career Pathway to Success Clusters through a separate application process that is nondiscriminatory. For more information about the application process and particular course offerings, contact the Sevier County School System CTE Director or guidance counselors at each high school. Lack of English language proficiency will not be a barrier to admission and participation in career and technical education programs. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Tony Stinnett, Title VI,Whit Helton, Title IX, and John Enloe, Section 504/ADA Coordinator.

Continuous Notice of Non-Discrimination

The Sevier County School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs or activities; and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following people have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Tony Stinnett, Title VI, Whit Helton, Title IX, and John Enloe, Section 504/ADA Coordinator.

USDA Non-Discrimination Statement

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410

fax: (202) 690-7442; or

Links to External Sites Disclaimer (Disclaimer PDF)

The Sevier County School System website contains links to sites outside our school system site (External Sites). The Sevier County School System makes every effort to check the validity of outgoing internet links, but is not responsible for any Internet content outside of this website. As a visitor to the System Website, you agree and acknowledge that the System:
  • (i) Has provided these links to External Sites for your convenience only;
  • (ii) Has not control over these External Sites;
  • (iii) Is not responsible for the availability of these External Sites:
  • (iv) Does not endorse nor is responsible or liable for any content, advertisements, products, or other materials on or made available from these External Sites.
Further, you acknowledge and agree that the System shall not be responsible or liable, either directly or indirectly, for any error, damage or loss caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any content, goods, or services available on or through these External Sites. 

Family Educational Rights and Policies Act (FERPA)  (FERPA PDF)

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a Federal law that protects the privacy of student education records. The law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of

Education. FERPA gives parents certain rights with respect to their children's education records. These rights transfer to the student when he or she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Students to whom the rights have transferred are "eligible students." For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Education.

AHERA Management Plan  (AHERA PDF)

The Sevier County School System AHERA Manage Plan is available for public inspection upon request at the Sevier County School System's Maintenance Department at 405 Catlett Road, Sevierville, TN 37862. Anyone interested in reviewing this plan should contact Kevin McClure or Roger Shorter at 865-453-4140.

Canine Units

As part of our ongoing efforts to work collaboratively with local and regional law enforcement agencies, the Sevier County Sheriff's Department and our local police departments will be conducting a series of training sessions in our local schools. Officers working with canine units will be training on our campuses and in our buildings. These units will periodically patrol our school hallways and our parking lots. This training is designed to increase the efficiency of these units and to help ensure the safety of our students and communities.