What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, commonly referred
to as "Title IX" protects people from discrimination based on sex
in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial
assistance. Title IX states that: “No person in the United States
shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be
denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any
education program or activity receiving Federal financial
assistance.” Discrimination based on sex includes sexual
Sexual harassment means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one
or more of the following:
(1) An employee of the School System conditioning the provision of an
aid, benefit, or service of the recipient on an individual’s participation in
unwelcome sexual conduct;
(2) Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so
severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a
person equal access to the School System’s education programs or
(3) “Sexual assault” as defined in 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f)(6)(A)(v), “dating
violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. § 12291(a)(10), “domestic violence” as
defined in 34 U.S.C. § 12291(a)(8), or “stalking” as defined in 34 U.S.C. §
I have a concern. Who can help me?
Any student or employee who believes themselves to be discriminated
against, on the basis of sex, should make a report to an administrator or
the School Title IX Coordinator. Alleged violations will be investigated,
and when it is determined that a violation has occurred, prompt
appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against persons found to be
in violation. These actions include sanctions authorized by law, Board
policy, and the Code of Student Conduct and Discipline.
Jefferson County Title IX Coordinator
Jefferson County has designated a System Title IX Coordinator who is responsible
for coordinating efforts to comply with and carry out the School
System’s responsibilities under Title IX. The Coordinator has also been
designated to handle employee complaints and discrimination
complaints related to athletics.
Individuals with a question about Title IX or who would like to file a formal
Title IX Complaint should contact the system's Title IX Coordinator.
Dr. Michael Lewis, Director of Testing
1001 Peachtree Street, Louisville, GA 30434
Questions regarding the application of Title IX procedures can be sent directly to Dr. Lewis.