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Complaints and Grievances

Effingham County School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or sex in its employment practices. It is the policy of the Board of Education to comply fully with the requirements of Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) and all accompanying regulations.

Any student, employee, applicant for employment, or other person who believes he or she has been discriminated against or harassed in violation of this policy must contact one of our coordinators listed below to file their complaint. All of our coordinators can be reached at our Central Office located at 405 N. Ash St., Springfield, GA 31329. The main number for the Central Office is 912-754-6491.

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Dr. Kirbi Ratner

Executive Director of
Human Resources

912.754.6491
kratner@effingham.k12.ga.us


  • Title VI (employees)
  • Title IX (employees)
  • Title VII
  • ADEA

Dr. Ashly Hunter

Director of
Exceptional Students

912.754.6491
ahunter@effingham.k12.ga.us


  • ADA

Mr. Tim Hood

Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services

912.754.6491
thood@effingham.k12.ga.us


  • Title VI (students)
  • Title IX (students)

Dr. Travis Nesmith

Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Technology

912.754.6491
tnesmith@effingham.k12.ga.us


  • Section 504