Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in educational programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states that: 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.
Questions regarding gender discrimination or sexual misconduct should be directed to the Shawnee Public Schools Title IX coordinator:
Title IX Coordinator/Compliance Officer
Dr. April Grace, Superintendent Shawnee Public Schools
Investigators/Decision Makers (selection based on location and incident)
Dr. Aaron Espolt, Assistant Superintendent Shawnee Public Schools
Matt Johnson, Secondary Principal
Michelle Wallace, Coordinator of Career Development and Community Partnership
Dr. Jenny Jasper, Director of Federal Programs and Innovative Grants
Allyson Cleveland, Director of Student Services
Jackie Noble, Director of Elementary Education
Keely Tolin, Secondary Principal
Levi Dobrinski, Secondary Assistant Principal
Karen Watkins, Elementary Principal
Julia Holland, Assistant Athletic and Activities Director
Denise Williams, Instructional Coach
Dax Leone, Athletics and Activities Director
In our district, anyone has the ability to file a Title IX complaint/incident report.
This form is available here and should be submitted to the Title IX coordinator.