• Title IX Scales
    • Non-Discrimination Statement

       

      The Richmond County School System (RCSS) is committed to maintaining an educational environment that is free from discrimination and harassment, where all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect.  Accordingly, RCSS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its educational programs and activities and provides equitable access to all educational programs, activities, sports and facilities.

       

      Richmond County School System Non-Discrimination Policy

      Non - Discrimination Policy

       

       

      Harassment Statement

       

      It is the policy of this school system to prohibit any act of harassment of students or employees by other students or employees based upon race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age or disability at all times and during all occasions while at school, in the workplace or at any school event or activity. 

       

      Richmond County School System Harassment Policy

      Harassment Policy

       

    What is Title IX?

    • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, commonly referred to as "Title IX," protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that: “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.”  Discrimination based on sex includes sexual harassment.

       

      Sexual harassment means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:

       

      (1) An employee of the School System conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the recipient on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct;

       

      (2) Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the School System’s education programs or activities; or

       

      (3) “Sexual assault” as defined in 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f)(6)(A)(v), “dating violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. § 12291(a)(10), “domestic violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. § 12291(a)(8), or “stalking” as defined in 34 U.S.C. § 12291(a)(30).

     

    I have a concern. Who can help me?

    • Any student or employee who believes themselves to be discriminated against on the basis of sex should make a report to an administrator or the School Title IX Coordinator.  Alleged violations will be investigated, and when it is determined that a violation has occurred, prompt appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against persons found to be in violation.  These actions include sanctions authorized by law, Board policy, and the Code of Student Conduct and Discipline.

       

      Title IX Contacts

       

      RCSS has designated a System Title IX Coordinator who is responsible for coordinating efforts to comply with and carry out the School System’s responsibilities under Title IX.  Additionally, each RCSS school site has a designated Title IX Coordinator for handling complaints of sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment.  A list of school Title IX Coordinators is shown below.  Coordinators have also been designated to handle employee complaints and discrimination complaints related to athletics. 

       

      Individuals with a question on Title IX or who would like to file a formal Title IX Complaint should contact the school Title IX Contact (see list) or the System Title IX Coordinator:

       

      System Title IX Coordinator

      Dr. Aronica Gloster

      Department of Student Services

      864 Broad Street

      Augusta, GA  30901

      (706)826-1000 x 5501

      glostar@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us

       

       

    How do I make a complaint?

    • If a student/parent or employee has a complaint of discrimination or unfair treatment, he/she should report concerns to the school administrator or to the local school's Title IX Coordinator in person, by telephone, or in writing of the incident(s) giving rise to the complaint.  The name and contact information for the Title IX Coordinator is listed below. The complaint form can be completed online or downloaded and filled out.  The complaint form can be accessed by clicking the hyperlinks and it is available below under "Title IX Resources."

       

      Online

      Complete and submit a complaint form online.

       

      In Person or By Mail

      Submit completed complaint forms directly to the School Title IX Coordinator, or System Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Aronica Gloster

       

      Via Email

      Submit completed complaint forms to the School Title IX Coordinator at the email listed or to the System Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Aronica Gloster at glostar@boe.richmond.k12.ga.us.

       

      Via Fax

      Submit completed complaint forms to (706)826-4626  ATTN: Dr. Aronica Gloster

    School Title IX Contacts

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    Title IX Resources

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