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 online forms found on the  Bullying, Harassment or Intimidation Reporting webpage.  The forms are available at each school.

Click here for the Superintendent’s Rule for Title IX, including the grievance process that complies with 34 C.F.R. § 106.45(b) of the 2020 Title IX Regulations.

Links & Resources

If you require a more accessible version of any of these resources, please contact Kathy Kiessling.
Training Materials
See Something Say Something 
Bullying Harassment or Intimidation Reporting
Superintendent’s Rule for Title IX

Those wishing to make a formal complaint of sexual discrimination should contact the school system’s Title IX Coordinator:
Kathy Kiessling
Charles County Public Schools
Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building
P.O. Box 2770
La Plata, MD  20646