• Title IX Grievance Procedures

    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.

    Red Clay Consolidated School District Title IX Coordinators are:

    Student Complaint:

    Dr. Tawanda J Bond, Ed.D.

    (302) 552-3722

    Red Clay Consolidated School District

    1502 Spruce Avenue

    Wilmington, DE 19805

     

    Staff Complaint:

    Debra Davenport, M.Ed.

    (302)552-3784

    Red Clay Consolidated School District

    1502 Spruce Avenue

    Wilmington, DE 19805

     

    504/ADA Complaint:

    Sarah Celestin, Ed.D.

    (302)552-7778

    Red Clay Consolidated School District

    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

    E-mail: ocr@ed.gov

    OCR Electronic Complaint Form:  https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html

    The Red Clay Consolidated School District will take formal action for any violation of the prohibition against sex discrimination and/or harassment and provide “prompt and equitable” resolution of student and employee complaints.

    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

    Resolution Steps:

    • Contact the building Principal to arrange a meeting to discuss the grievance.
    • District-level and/or school-based Title IX Coordinator meets with alleged victim to discuss supportive measures and the process for filing a formal complaint.
    • Formal written complaint should be filed by the alleged victim or his/her parent/guardian and submitted to the District Title IX Compliance Officer within 10 business days of the alleged violation to request an investigation.
    • Title IX Investigator leads investigation after formal complaint is in place and written notice has been given to the involved individuals and their parents/guardians.
    • Complainant and Respondent (and their parents/guardians) will be given an equal opportunity to review any evidence obtained that is directly related to the allegations raised in a formal complaint.
    • An impartial determination is made as to whether the alleged conduct occurred, including sanctions.
    • 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.
    • 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.

    A Formal Complaint 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)
    • The basis of the complaint and description of the alleged discriminatory act. (date, involved parties, witnesses)
    • Your signature

    A Formal Appeal 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

    In accordance with 34 CFR Part 106.45(b)(10) of the 2020 Title IX Regulations that mandates the public sharing of materials used to train school and college Title IX team members, materials can be found here: https://atixa.org/2020-regulations-requirement-posting-of-training-materials/#course

    Nondiscrimination and Section 504 Notice. All parties, procedures, and policies of the Red Clay Consolidated School District shall clearly exemplify that there is no discrimination in the recruitment, employment, and subsequent placement, training, promotion, compensation, tenure, and all other terms and conditions of employment over which the Red Clay Consolidated School District Board of Education shall have jurisdiction, or in the educational programs and activities of students on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, domicile, marital status, handicap, genetic information, veteran status, or any legally protected characteristic. Inquiries into compliance for Title IX are to be directed to the  Red Clay Consolidated School District Title IX , 302.552.3700. For Section 504 inquiries, please contact the Red Clay Consolidated School District Office of Special Services, at 302.552.7778


    Aviso sobre no discriminación y el artículo 504 Todos los individuos, procedimientos y políticas del Distrito Escolar Consolidado Red Clay deben demostrar claramente que no existe discriminación alguna en la contratación, empleo y subsiguiente colocación, capacitación, promoción, remuneración, permanencia en el cargo y todos los otros términos y condiciones de empleo respecto a los cuales el Consejo de Educación del Distrito Escolar Consolidado Red Clay tenga jurisdicción, o en los programas y actividades educativos de los alumnos, por motivo de raza, credo, color, religión, nacionalidad de origen, edad, sexo, orientación sexual, domicilio, estado civil, discapacidad, información genética, condición de veterano de guerra o cualquier otra característica protegida legalmente. En caso de tener alguna pregunta relacionada con el Título IX, por favor llamar a Tawanda Bond, Oficial de Equidad del Distrito RCCSD, al 302. 552.3722. Para toda pregunta relacionada con el Artículo 504, por favor llamar a Sarah Celestin, Oficina de Servicios Especiales del RCCSD, al 302.552.7778.