Title IX

Title IX/Sexual Harassment

Charles County Public Schools is committed to providing all students an educational environment that is free from sexual discrimination. Charles County Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices.  Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that no person in the United States shall, on the basis of gender, be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity that receives federal financial assistance.

Sexual discrimination includes sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual violence and is characterized as unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that interferes with a student’s ability to learn, study, work, achieve or participate in school activities.

Students who wish to report sexual harassment or discrimination may utilize the Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation Reporting Form.  This form is available at each school, on the CCPS website, and may be downloaded from the following link:

Those wishing to make a formal complaint of sexual discrimination should contact the school system’s Title IX Coordinator:

Patricia Vaira, Ph.D.
Charles County Public Schools
Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building
P.O. Box 2770
La Plata, MD  20646
301-392-7510
Fax-301-392-7511