We are committed to providing an equal opportunity to education for all students at Lakewood Local Schools. One of the ways we do that is by complying with all Federal laws and regulations prohibiting discrimination, and with all requirements of the US Department of Education.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is the landmark federal law that bans sex discrimination in schools, whether it is in curricular, extra-curricular or athletic activities.
Title IX states: “No person in the U.S. shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal aid.”
To support our efforts in this area, there are designated roles:
IX Coordinator - HCS Administrator that administers title IX policy, investigations, and decisions.
IX Decision Maker – Person who makes determinations on title IX investigation results, and/or appeals of decisions.
IX Investigator – Person who conducts the title IX investigation.
IX Report Writer – Person who writes the report related to the investigation and the decision made following the investigation.
Each person attends training to be able to execute their role effectively in support of our students.
Additionally, teachers are trained on protecting students and employees from sexual harassment through Public School Works each year.