Rationale for Policy
The Executive Director will ensure compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX), Section 1107 and Section 1513 of the Title 18 USC that makes it illegal for the Coalition to punish whistleblowers or retaliate against any Coalition employee who reports suspected cases of fraud or abuse. Coalition employees shall follow the linked policy to report all suspicions of fraud or abuse. Sarbanes-Oxley Act (2002) Whistleblower Act:
- It is illegal for any Coalition's board members or managing staff to punish whistleblowers or retaliate against any Coalition's employee who reports suspected cases of fraud or abuse (SOX, Section 1107, Section 1513 of Title 18, USC.)
The Duval Coalition exists to create a coordinated and integrated system for school readiness services to better prepare children for entry into kindergarten with an emphasis on literacy skills for children who may be at risk for future school failure. The Coalition recognizes parents as their children's first teachers, and seeks to assist parents by providing opportunities to enhance their children's chances for educational success by participating in quality school readiness programs that can better prepare children for school.