The Guilford County Board of Education acknowledges the dignity and worth of all students and employees and strives to create a safe, orderly, caring, and inviting school environment to facilitate student learning and achievement. The Board will not tolerate sexual harassment in the education program and activities of the District. The Board takes seriously all reports and formal complaints of sexual harassment.
This Title IX sexual harassment policy specifically prohibits sexual harassment as that term is defined under Title IX and directs the Superintendent to establish a formal complaint grievance process that is designed to achieve prompt and equitable resolution of complaints of sexual harassment in accordance with the requirements of Title IX.
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that 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."
For allegations or reports that a student or staff has engaged in sexual harassment:
Title IX Coordinator for Students and Employees
Karen R. Ellis
Executive Director for Title IX
To review the Title IX regulation
To submit a formal Title IX complaint
To submit a formal complaint other than Title IX regarding harassment, bullying, or discrimination
Dr. Tawanda Carpenter
Positive Support and Bullying Prevention Coordinator
To view the Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment, And Bullying policy
To the Discrimination, Harassment, and Bullying Complaint Procedure
To submit a formal complaint for harassment, bullying, or discrimination