Title IX Information (Discrimination and Sexual Harrassment)

Nondiscrimination Notice

In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law.
Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public.

NONDISCRIMINATION COMPLIANCE OFFICER AND TITLE IX COORDINATOR

Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent
620 Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Email: complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org
Phone: (303) 387-0068



DISTRICT POLICIES ADDRESSING NONDISCRIMINATION, ANTI-HARASSMENT AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY


TITLE IX INFORMATION

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex, stating that:

”No person in the U.S. 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.”


District’s Title IX Coordinator

Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent
620 Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104
Email: complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org
Phone: (303) 387-0068


Implementing Regulations

34 C.F.R. Part 106


Sexual Harassment Prohibited by Title IX

Sexual harassment prohibited by Title IX means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:
  1. An employee of the District conditions the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the District 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 District’s education program or activity;
  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. 12291(a)(30).

Reporting a Title IX Complaint

A form for completing a report of discrimination or harassment in violation of Title IX is found here.

Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Process
The District will promptly respond to all allegations of sexual harassment that occur in a District school’s education program or activity. All reports and written reports of sexual harassment from students, District employees, and third parties should be immediately forwarded to the District’s Title IX Coordinator. Upon receipt, the Title IX Coordinator will follow up consistent with the District’s Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Process found here.

Title IX Training Materials
The District is committed to providing training related to Title IX. Training materials can be found here:

Contact Us

Office of Legal Counsel

Mary Kay Klimesh
General Counsel
Wendy Jacobs
Deputy General Counsel
Brian Condon
Deputy General Counsel

Phone: 303-387-0070
620 Wilcox Street
Castle Rock, CO 80104

Resources

US Department of Education - Title IX and Sex Discrimination

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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District’s Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Ted Knight, Assistant Superintendent, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, complianceofficer@dcsdk12.org, 303-387-0067. Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.