• Parent/Student Rights: Title IX

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities.

    Red Clay Consolidated School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, nor does it tolerate discrimination on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities.

    Inquiries concerning potential discrimination on the basis of sex can be directed to the District’s Title IX Coordinator or the Office of Civil Rights.

    Contact:

     

    Forest Oak Principal Erin McNulty

    55 S. Meadowood Drive

    Newark, DE 19711

    302-454-3420  Ext: 417

     

    Or

     

    Forest Oak Assistant Principal Shane Rifenburg

    55 S. Meadowood Drive

    Newark, DE 19711

    302-454-3420  Ext: 200

     

    The District’s Title IX Coordinator is:

    Mr. Theodore Boyer

    Director of District & School Services

    1502 Spruce Avenue

    Wilmington, DE 19805

     

    The Office of Civil Rights is located:

     

    Office of Civil Rights, Philadelphia

    U.S. Department of Education

    The Wanamaker Building

    100 Penn Square East, Suite 515

    Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Tel: (215) 656-8541

    Fax: (201) 656-8605

     

     

     

    Responsibilities of the Title IX Coordinator’s include the following:

    • Overseeing all complaints of sex discrimination
    • Identifying and addressing patterns or systemic problems that arise during the review of such complaints

    The Red Clay Consolidated School District will take formal action for any violation of the prohibition against sex discrimination.

     

    Resolution Steps:

     

    • Contact the building Principal to arrange a meeting to discuss the complaint.
      • Attempt to resolve concerns by working with the building Principal or appropriate staff member to reach a joint resolution.

     

    • If the issue can’t be resolved; a formal written grievance should be filed by the complainant and submitted to the District Title IX Compliance Officer within 10 business days of the alleged violation to request a hearing.
      • Red Clay Consolidated School District

    1502 Spruce Avenue

    Wilmington, DE 19805

     

    • The letter should contain:
      • The child name, date of birth, home address and the school he/she attends
      • Your name, address and phone number
      • Your relationship to the student (parent, guardian, surrogate)
      • Name, address and phone number of the person representing you (if you have someone)
      • Schools decision with which you disagree and the reason
      • Date of decision
      • Your signature

     

    • The Complainant may appeal the District’s decision to the District Title IX Coordinator within 10 business days of receiving the Title IX Coordinator’s decision.
      • The Superintendent will review all statements and evidence and issue a written decision in response to the appeal no later than 30 days after its filing.

     

    • If there is a finding of discrimination, the district shall take remedial efforts to prevent recurrence.

     

    • After the Superintendent’s decision any party aggrieved shall have the right to file a formal complaint with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.

    Office of Civil Rights, Philadelphia

    U.S. Department of Education

    The Wanamaker Building

    100 Penn Square East, Suite 515

    Philadelphia, PA 19107

    Tel: (215) 656-8541

    Fax: (215) 656-8605

    E-mail: ocr@ed.gov

    OCR Electronic Complaint Form: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/llist/ocr/complaintintro.html