Title IX Notification
"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity"
Over the last several months, the United States Department of Education (USDOE) undertook a sweeping review and revision of handling and investigating of Title IX complaints. The revisions included definitional changes, investigative and decision-making oversight, processes and procedures, standards of evidentiary review and process considerations, and so on. The attached training below will serve to guide you through that as a matter of District policy.
For the application of policy to include definitions, complaint process, supportive measures, determination of investigation, grievance process, final resolution, and the appeals process may be found under Board docs under Board Policy 2262 linked below.
The District School Board of Collier County does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or age in the provision of educational opportunities or employment opportunities and benefits. The District School Board does not discriminate on the basis of sex or disability in the education programs and activities that it operates, pursuant to the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, respectively. The right not to be discriminated against extends to both employees and students of the District and shall include equal access to designated youth organizations in conformity with the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. The following personnel should be contacted for inquiries about their rights or to learn how to file a complaint regarding discrimination.
Employees: For matters involving Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Title VII, and Florida’s Educational Equity Act, contact Ms. Valerie Wenrich, Executive Director, Human Resources, at (239) 377-0351, or at 5775 Osceola Trail, Naples, FL 34109.
Students: For matters involving (a) Florida’s Education Act and Federal Title VI (race, religion, national origin issues), contact Mr. Stephen McFadden, Coordinator of School Counseling, Grades K-8, at (239) 377-0517, or at 5775 Osceola Trail, Naples, Florida 34109; and (b) Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, contact Dr. Dena Landry, Coordinator of Psychological Services, at (239) 377-0521, or at 5775 Osceola Trail, Naples, Florida, 34109.
Title IX: For all Title IX related matters, whether involving employees and/or students, contact, Dr. Tammy Caraker, the District’s Title IX Coordinator and Associate Superintendent for District Operations, at (239) 377-0202, or at 5775 Osceola Trail, Naples, FL 34109.
For Students: All school administrators to include Principal and Assistant Principals and School Counselors
For Employees: All Human Resources Coordinators, Director of Talent Management and Administrative Director of Human Resources