TITLE IX - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

  • 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, Palacios ISD 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, Palacios ISD 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:

    Title IX Coordinator
    Dr. Brian Williams
    Director of Administrative Services
    1209 Twelfth Street
    Palacios, Texas 77465
    361-972-5491 Ext. 1034
    Email:  brianw@palaciosisd.org

    Any individual may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, at any time, including during non-business hours, by mail, phone, or email. Reports can also be made online at:  http://palaciosisd.org/health-safety/bullying/

    During district business hours, reports may also be made in person.

    To view an electronic copy of the District’s Title IX policies, FFH(LEGAL) and (LOCAL) and DIA(LEGAL) and (LOCAL), please go to:  www.palaciosisd.org.

    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 Regulations, please contact the Director of Administrative Services.

    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

    In compliance with the requirements of Title IX, 34 C.F.R. § 106.45 (b)(10), Palacios ISD has provided required training to all Title IX personnel including the District’s Title IX Coordinator, Investigator, Decision-Maker, and Facilitator on 9-4-20. This training can be viewed by accessing the link below: