Title IX

The Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School District (District hereafter) does not tolerate discrimination against students, parents, employees or the general public on the basis of sex. The District is also committed to maintaining a school environment free of harassment based on sex, including harassment based on gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy or pregnancy status. The District’s policy of nondiscrimination extends to students, staff, the general public, and individuals with whom it does business; no person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in employment, admission to Essex North Shore Agricultural and Technical School or in obtaining the advantages, privileges, and courses of study of such public school on account of sex. 

How to Report Sexual Harassment: Individuals are encouraged to report allegations of sexual harassment to the Title IX Coordinator(s) identified below or the Principal. Any report of sexual harassment, as defined under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, will be responded to promptly in accordance with the District’s Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedures, available at: [insert link to the Procedure]. Reports of discriminatory harassment not constituting sexual harassment as defined under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, will be initially addressed through the District’s Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure and may, if dismissed under that procedure, be investigated in accordance with the District’s Civil Rights Grievance Procedures, available at: [insert link to the Procedure]. 

Upon receipt of a report of sexual harassment, the Title IX Coordinator(s) will: (1) promptly and confidentially contact the complainant to discuss the availability of supportive measures; (2) inform the complainant of the availability of supportive measures with or without the filing of a Title IX Formal Complaint; (3) consider the complainant’s wishes with respect to supportive measures; (4) if the school district does not provide the complainant with supportive measures, document the reasons why such response was reasonable; and (5) explain to the complainant the process for filing a Title IX Formal Complaint. 

Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be directed to the District’s Title IX Coordinator(s) and/or the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. The District’s Title IX Coordinator(s) are: 

Director of Human Resources, Kathleen Holman, RN, MSN

(978) 304-4700 x7105   [email protected]

562 Maple Street, Hathorne, MA 01937

 

Director of School Counseling, Sandra Goldstein, MSW 

(978) 304-4700 x3110   [email protected]

565 Maple Street, Hathorne, MA 01937