Title IX: Sexual Harassment
Marion County School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities, as directed and required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and its implementing regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. The District is committed to maintaining an education and work environment that is free from discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment.
Marion County School District prohibits sexual harassment that occurs within its education programs and activities. When the District has actual knowledge of sexual harassment in its education program or activity against a person in the United States, it shall promptly respond in a manner that is not deliberately indifferent.
Pursuant to Title IX obligations, the District is committed to eliminating sexual harassment and will take appropriate action when an individual is determined to be responsible. Board employees, students, third-party vendors and contractors, guests, and other members of the School District community who commit sexual harassment are subject to the full range of disciplinary consequences. Marion County School District will provide persons who have experienced sexual harassment with ongoing remedies as reasonably necessary to restore or preserve access to the District’s education programs and activities.
Definition of Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment for the purposes of Title IX is defined as any instance of the following: quid pro quo harassment; unwelcome sexual advances that a reasonable person would find so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it denies a person equal educational access; any requests for sexual favors, verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature by an employee, by another student, or by a third party. Sexual violence is a type of sexual harassment, and this includes any instance of sexual assault (as defined in the Clery Act), dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking as defined in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).
Postings for Review: Title IX Training Information
- Memorandum to MCSB Re. Title IX
- DOE Summary
- Posting for Review – K-12 – Virtual Certified Title IX Coordinator
- 2021 Coordinator Refresher and Update Course
- Title IX Basics
- Title IX Investigator and Decision-Maker Level 1
- Title IX Coordinator
- Title IX Decision-Maker Appeals
- Title IX Informal Resolution
- Title IX Athletics
- 2021 Investigator Refresher and Update Course
- 2021 Decision-Maker Refresher and Update Course
- ICS: K-12 2021 Year End Review
Filing a Complaint
- Complaints and Grievances Policy 6.35
- Sexual Harassment Complaint Form
- Sexual Harassment Administrative Follow-up Form
- Sexual Harassment Witness Disclosure Form
Title IX Coordinator for Employee Matters:
Dawana Gary, Director of Equity and Ethics
Phone: (352) 671-7711
Email address: email@example.com
Title IX Coordinator for Student Matters:
Danielle Livengood, Director of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction & Digital Learning
Phone: (352) 236-0505
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org