Russellville City Schools Title IX and Non-Discrimination Notice:
Russellville City Schools(RCS) is committed to providing an environment that is free from all forms of discrimination, which includes sex discrimination, sexual harassment (including sexual violence), as regulated by Title IX, and to insuring the accessibility of appropriate grievance procedures for addressing all complaints regarding all forms of sex discrimination and sexual harassment. RCS reserves the authority to independently deal with sex discrimination and sexual harassment whenever becoming aware of their potential existence, regardless of whether a complaint has been lodged in accordance with the grievance procedure. RCS reserves the authority to address sex discrimination and sexual harassment even if the same, similar or related circumstances are also being addressed under another policy, whether of RCS or another entity. Furthermore, RCS reserves the right to pursue sexual misconduct violations that fall outside of the scope of Title IX based on RCS’s judgment that the alleged actions are contrary to any part of its code of conduct or employee handbook.
- Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment means conduct of a sexual nature that meets any of following: Sex discrimination occurs when a person, because of their sex, is denied participation in or the benefits of any education program or activity that receives federal financial assistance.
- Sexual harassment (includes sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking). Sexual harassment is conduct that:
- Is sexual in nature; A school employee conditioning education benefits on participation in unwelcome sexual conduct (i.e. quid pro quo);
- Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies or limits a student’s ability to access and/or participate in or benefit from a school's educational program or activity; or
- “Sexual assault”, “dating violence”, “domestic violence” or “stalking” as those terms are defined under other Federal laws called the Clery Act and the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Sexual harassment can be verbal, nonverbal or physical.
Russellville City Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to designated youth groups (U.S. Department of Education, 2010). Russellville City Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to education, applications, and employment.
Any individual, who believes they may have experienced any form of sex discrimination or sexual harassment, or discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age, or who believes that they have observed such actions taking place, may receive information and assistance regarding the school district’s policies and reporting procedures from the following:
Title IX Coordinator:
Claudia Askew – Assistant Superintendent
1945 Waterloo Road
Russellville, AL 35653
Additionally, you may contact the Office of Civil Rights by calling 1-800-421-3481.
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Complainants may file a complaint with OCR using OCR’s electronic complaint form at the following website: https://ocrcas.ed.gov/
The Title IX Coordinator has completed the following trainings:
Virtual Certified Title IX Coordinator Training: https://icslawyer.com/posting-for-review-k-12-virtual-certified-title-ix-coordinator-2/