Title IX

  • In compliance with federal law, Gaston County Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any person on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, national origin, age, or disability. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities, may be referred to the school district's Title IX coordinator at jmleahy@gaston.k12.nc.us at 704-866-6245 or to the Office for Civil Rights, United States Department of Education.

    Gaston County Schools Anti-Harassment Statement

    Gaston County Schools (“GCS”) does not tolerate acts of sexual or gender-based harassment. Any student who believes that he or she has been subjected to sexual or genderbased harassment, any parent of such a student, or any student who believes that another student is being subjected to sexual or gender-based harassment is encouraged to report the harassment to GCS, specifically to the Title IX Coordinator: Judy Leahy, 704-866-6245, jmleahy@gaston.k12.nc.us.

    GCS is committed to conducting a prompt investigation of any such reports. Counseling and educational resources will be available to students who have alleged harassment and to students accused of sexual or gender-based harassment. Students found to have engaged in acts of harassment or other acts that create a hostile environment may be disciplined including, if circumstances warrant, suspension or expulsion. GCS encourages students, parents, and staff to work together to prevent sexual and gender-based harassment.

    Important Board Policy Links
    STUDENT AND PARENT GRIEVANCE PROCEDURE POLICY 4030

    PROHIBITION AGAINST DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND BULLYING POLICY 4040/7210

    DISCRIMINATION, HARASSMENT, AND BULLYING COMPLAINT PROCEDURE POLICY 4041/7211

    STAFF-STUDENT RELATIONS POLICY 4375/7310