Nondiscrimination and Title IX
In its efforts to promote nondiscrimination and as required by law, the district does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law in providing education services, activities, and programs, including Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs. The district provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. In accordance with Title IX, the district does not and is required not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities. The requirement not to discriminate extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be referred to the district’s Title IX Coordinator (see below), to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both. Other federal laws that prohibit discrimination include Title VI, Section 504, the Age Discrimination Act, the Boy Scouts Act, and Title II.
The district has designated and authorized the following employee as the Title IX Coordinator to address concerns or inquiries regarding discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, or gender-based harassment: Leah Tunnell, 302 Laurel, Friendswood, TX 77546 (281-482-1267) [email protected]. Reports can be made at any time and by any person, including during non-business hours, by mail, phone, or email. During district business hours, reports may also be made in person. Upon the district receiving notice or an allegation of sex-based harassment, the Title IX Coordinator or designee will promptly respond in accordance with the process described at FFH (LEGAL) and FFH (LOCAL), as well as DIA (LEGAL) and (LOCAL).
Title IX Formal Complaint Form
Title IX Formal Complaint Process
The following district representatives have been designated to address concerns or inquiries about other kinds of discrimination:
• For concerns regarding discrimination on the basis of disability, see the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator: Dahria Driskell, 402 Laurel, Friendswood, TX 77546 (281-482-0687) [email protected]
• For all other concerns regarding discrimination, see the superintendent: Thad Roher, 302 Laurel, Friendswood 77546 (281-482-1267) [email protected]. [See policies FB, FFH, and GKD for more information.]
Friendswood ISD’s Title IX administrators have attended Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Muñoz P.C.’s “New Title IX Rules and Regulations” series. Materials from this series in compliance with Section 106.45(b)(10)(i)(D) of the regulations can be found here: http://www.edlaw.com/
materials/new-title-ix-rules- and-regulations-materials.aspx .