Title IX Information

Title IX Policy Statement

King George County Schools (KGCS) does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education program or the activities it operates. The School Board does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education program or the activities it operates. The School Board is required by Title IX and U.S. Department of Education regulations not to discriminate on the basis of sex, and this requirement extends to education and employment. 

Title IX is federal legislation that protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX 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.

Title IX applies to schools, local and state educational agencies, and other institutions that receive federal financial assistance from the US Department of Education.

Harassment based on sex consists of unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical conduct or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature made as a term or condition, either explicitly or implicitly, of obtaining or retaining employment or education; or is used as a factor in decisions affecting that individual’s employment or education; or that interferes with an individual’s employment or education; or that creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive employment or educational environment. 

Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be referred to the King George County Schools Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Education, or both. 

Filing a Complaint

Any student or school personnel who believes he or she has been the victim of harassment prohibited by law or by this policy by a student, school personnel or a third party, or  any school personnel who has notice that a student or other school personnel may have been a victim of prohibited harassment shall immediately report the alleged harassment to the Title IX Coordinator.

Title IX Coordinator

Mary Pietras Fisher
Supervisor of Student and Family Services
King George County Schools
9100 St. Anthony’s Road
King George, VA 22485

[email protected] or [email protected]

More Information

For more information, review the following policies in the KGCS School Board Policy Manual

  • Policy GB: Equal Employment Opportunities/Non-Discrimination

  • Policy GBA/JFHA: Prohibition Against Harassment and Retaliation

  • Policy JB: Equal Educational Opportunities/Non-Discrimination

  • Form GB-F/GBA-F/JB-F/JFHA-F: Report of Discrimination/Harassment

Title IX Compliance Training

Note: This information is required to be posted in accordance with OCR §106.45(b)(10)(i)(D) of the new Title IX Regulations. Viewing this information does not meet professional development requirements. 

Title IX Training for Investigators and Decision Makers 

KGCS utilizes VSBA supported Title IX training for both Level I and Level II training for compliance officers, investigators, and decision makers. Training module presentation notes are available here.

Title IX Training for all Staff Members 

King George County Schools utilizes Vector Solutions to provide professional development training courses to all staff members. The following training modules related to Title IX are available to KGCS employees.

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