Title IX applies to education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance (“recipients”) and specifically prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment. Until now, there have been no binding federal regulations related to sexual harassment under Title IX, only administrative guidance issued by the DOE’s Office for Civil Rights.
Notice of Non-Discrimination
The New Lebanon Central School District (“District”) does not discriminate on the basis of age, creed, disability, domestic violence victim status, gender identity or expression, familial status, marital status, military status, national origin, predisposing genetic characteristics, pregnancy-related condition, prior arrest or conviction record, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, or any other status protected under federal or state law in its educational programs or activities, including in employment, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the District’s non-discrimination policies:
Andrew Kourt, Superintendent of Schools
14665 NY-22, New Lebanon, NY 12125
Additionally, pursuant to Title IX and its corresponding regulations, the District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activities that it operates, including in employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the the Title IX Coordinator or to the Assistant Secretary of the Office for Civil Rights of the United States Education Department, at OCR@ed.gov.
Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator is as follows:
Jennifer Morris, Committee on Special Education Chair, Title IX Coordinator
1478 US-20, New Lebanon, NY 12125
Telephone No: 518-794-7600, Option 1
Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed above for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or electronic mail address, or by mail to the office address, listed for the Title IX Coordinator.
Title IX Roles:
Title IX Coordinator: Jennifer Morris
Support Team: Jenna Cupp, Tylea Gebbie, Meghan Evans, Tricia White
Investigator (Jr/Sr High School): Matt Klafehn
Investigator (Elementary School): Josh Noble
Hearing Officer: Andrew Kourt
Appeals: Danielle Brewster
Consultant and Investigation: WOH Attorneys at Law