Student Sexual Harassment/Title IX
Sexual Harassment of students by employees or other students is unlawful behavior and will not be permitted. The Board os committed to providing an academic environment that is free of unlawful sexual harassment and will seek to utilize available measures to deter such conduct.
What is Title IX?
Title IX Is a federal statute that prohibits sex discrimination in any educational program or activity receiving federal funds. Title IX states: "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."
Title IX protects students, employees and applicants for employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination. All students (as well as other persons) at institutions /districts that receive federal funds are protected by Title IX - regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, race, or national origin – in all aspects of a recipient's educational programs and activities (OCR Title IX Resource Guide).
To file a Title IX complaint with with a Coffee County School, contact the Title IX Coordinator for your school:
Title IX Coordinators
Kinston Elementary School Lougener Wryosdick 334-565-3016
Kinston High School Sonna Davis 334-565-3016
New Brockton Elementary School Hope Bowers 334-894-6152
New Brockton High School Valerie Bourne 334-894-2350
Zion Chapel Elementary School Emily Roberts 334-897-6275
Zion Chapel High School Angela Davis 334-897-6275
To file a Title IX Sexual Harassment complaint requires a completed Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Form. This form is found in the Coffee County Schools Parent/Student Information Guide, on the Coffee County Schools website, and at any Coffee County school campus.
Examples of Title IX Concerns:
Domestic and/or Dating Violence
Sexual Misconduct (inappropriate touching, comments, text messages)
Gender Identification Discrimination
Teasing or Bullying/Cyberbullying because of gender/gender identification
Title IX Coordinator:
Should you have any questions regarding the Sexual Harassment Policy or any procedures related to the Policy, please contact the school system Title IX Coordinator as listed below:
Coffee County Board of Education
400 Reddoch Hill Road
Elba, Alabama 36323