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Title IX

Charles County Public Schools is committed to providing all individuals an educational environment that is free from sexual discrimination. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of gender, be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity that receives federal financial assistance. Sexual discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence and is characterized as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that interferes with an individual's ability to learn, study, work, achieve or participate in school activities. If any individual wishes to file a complaint of sexual discrimination, they should contact the school's Title IX Coordinator, Mr. Underwood or Ms. Birmingham, at (301) 735-1754, or speak to any school-based administrator. All complaints may be resolved either informally or through a formal investigation process set out in Superintendent's Rule 5116, found here: Title IX - Charles County Public Schools (ccboe.com). The Rule also outlines supportive measures available to the parties through the Title IX Coordinator or school-based administrator, including counseling, mental health services referral, extensions of deadlines or other course-related adjustments, modifications of work or class schedules, escort services, mutual restrictions on contact between the parties, changes in work locations, leaves of absence, increased security and monitoring, and other similar measures determined by school officials to be legally permissible and necessary to protect the safety or educational or employment activities of a party.