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Title IX


It is the policy of the Board of Education for the Alexander County School District that no student be excluded from, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination in any education program or activity solely on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, or in employment policies and practices in accordance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. Details of this policy are in the Alexander County School District Board Policy Manual.

Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the ACS Title IX Coordinator:

Jessica Anderson

Executive Director of Exceptional Children and Student Services & Title IX Coordinator

700 Liledoun Road

Taylorsville, NC 28681

Telephone:  828-632-7001


The contact information for the Office for Civil Rights with jurisdiction over North Carolina is as follows:

4000 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1475
Telephone: 202-453-6020 
TDD: 800-877-8339
FAX: 202-453-6021           

Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and those involved in an informal resolution process receive annual training on the following topics:

Title IX Fundamentals 

Title IX Responding to (Potential) Alligations

Title IX Investigations

Title IX Hearings

Title IX Decision-making and Appeals


All staff (responsible employees) receive training in the Vector Solutions SafeSchools Training module Title IX Compliance Overview. This course is designed to provide school staff with an overview of Title IX regulations to ensure that their school district is in compliance. Topics covered include the role of legal precedent, regulatory and sub-regulatory guidance related to Title IX; relevant terminology used in Title IX guidance; and guidelines school districts must follow to remain in compliance with the law.

This training is made up of six sections, followed by an assessment that employees have to score at least a score of 85 percent to receive credit.  The sections of this module include:

  • Introduction
  • Title IX Regulatory Guidance
  • Other Guidance in Title IX Enforcement
  • Title IX Terminology
  • Obligations of K-12 School Districts
  • Summary