Title IX Office

  • Title IX Information

    The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX 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.

    Durham Public Schools is committed to maintaining a safe, positive learning environment for all students that is free from discrimination by providing all students course offerings, counseling, assistance, services, employment, athletics and extracurricular activities without any form of discrimination, including Title IX sexual harassment. Discrimination is inconsistent with the rights of students and the educational and programmatic goals of the Durham Public Schools, and is prohibited at or, in the course of, school district-sponsored programs or activities, including transportation to or from school or school-sponsored activities.

    The Durham Public Schools is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, and handicap in its activities, programs, or employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX Education Amendment of 2020, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disability Act of 1990.  Any complaint of Harassment or discrimination pertaining to education or for information regarding civil rights (www2.ed.gov) or grievance procedures, services, training materials, activities, and facilities that are accessible to and usable by handicapped individuals, please contact the following:

    Karin Beckett

    Title IX Coordinator

    (919) 560-2066

    Karin_beckett@dpsnc.net