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    Title IX

    The following information is provided in response to 34 C.F.R. Part 106.8 of the 2020 Title IX Regulations, mandating notice of a nondiscrimination policy and adoption and publication of grievance procedures that provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints. 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 employment. As a school district serving students in kindergarten through grade 12, the district is not subject to provisions in Title IX Regulations (Subpart C) prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in admissions and recruitment. However, the district does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admissions or transfer requests.

    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, and gender-based harassment:

    Inquiries regarding any of these statements should be directed to our designated Title IX Coordinator:

    Dr. Susanna Russell
    Chief Leadership Officer
    501 South Jupiter Road
    Garland, TX 75046-9026
    972-487-3017
    srussell@garlandisd.net

    To view an electronic copy of the District’s Title IX policies, use the links below:

    To obtain a copy of the District’s Title IX policies, including the grievance process that complies with 34 C.F.R. § 106.45(b) of the 2020 Title IX, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.

    Upon receiving an allegation of sex-based harassment, the Title IX Coordinator will promptly respond in accordance with board policies FFH and DIA.

    Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be referred to the district’s Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both.

    Title IX Training Materials

    All materials used to train Title IX personnel are available below.

    2022 Training

    2021 Title IX Boot Camp and 2021 Title IX Administrator Conference

    Garland ISD’s Title IX administrators have attended Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Muñoz P.C.’s “2021 Title IX Boot Camp and 2021 Title IX Administrator Conference.” Materials from this conference in compliance with Section 106.45(b)(10)(i)(D) of the regulations can be found here: 

    Title IX Coordinator Boot Camp - Oct. 20-21, 2020

    Garland ISD Title IX Training - Aug. 20, 2020

    The training materials are also available for inspection upon request by contacting the Title IX Coordinator.

    Section 504

    No qualified handicapped person shall, on the basis of handicap, be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored by the school district except as specifically provided in section 504 Implementing Regulations. The Garland Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability by denying access to the benefits of District services, programs, or activities.

    Inquiries relating to any of these statements about student’s rights or grievance procedures should be directed to:

    Dr. Wendy Brower
    Special Education Coordinator
    501 South Jupiter Road
    Garland, TX 75046-9026
    972-494-8255
    WLBrower@garlandisd.net

    Employee inquiries regarding any of these statements or rights and grievance procedures should be directed to:

    Dr. Susanna Russell
    Chief Leadership Officer
    501 South Jupiter Road
    Garland, TX 75046-9026
    972-487-3017
    srussell@garlandisd.net

    Environmental Services

    Notification of nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education programs

    Employees needing information regarding employment rights or grievance procedures should contact Dr. Susanna Russell at the address or phone number listed above.