Title IX

Kevin Courtney
Director of Special Education/Preschool

606-735-3349
kevin.courtney@bracken.kyschools.us

TITLE IX

Bracken County Schools takes all concerns and complaints of harassment and discrimination involving sex, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, and sexual orientation very seriously. Title IX is a federal civil rights law included in the U.S. Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq. The law prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex or gender under any education program or institution that receives federal funding, including Bracken County Schools.

 

Title IX protects district students and staff from sex-based discrimination in areas including but not limited to:

  • All forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence, including rape or sexual battery;
  • Academics;
  • School programs, including curricular and extracurricular activities;
  • Treatment of pregnant and parenting staff or students;
  • Athletics; and
  • Employment.

 

As of August of 2020, federal law requires all education entities that receive federal funding to adopt new Title IX grievance policies and procedures. District policies and procedures outline the steps that staff, students, and families must take when filing a Title IX complaint. All district staff are required to report any instances of Title IX violations to the District Title IX Coordinator, which may result in a formal investigation. Lastly, the district strictly prohibits retaliation against students and staff who report Title IX violations. 

 

District Title IX Coordinator

 

Anyone who needs to file a complaint, or has questions, may call Kevin Courtney, Title IX Coordinator, at 606-735-3349 or email at kevin.courtney@bracken.kyschools.us

District Policies and Procedures