GENDER DISCRIMINATION AND SEXUAL MISCONDUCT
Title IX Coordinator
Student Advocacy Coordinator
The Denison Public School District prohibits all forms of discrimination or harassment of students and staff. It is the intent of the district to be nondiscriminatory to all students regardless of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, age or genetic information. This policy is equally applicable to all students, administrators, staff, volunteers, and individuals serving as trip sponsors. The full policy can be found on the district's website.
Gender discrimination and sexual harassment are prohibited by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, Title IX of the- Education Amendments of 1972, and Title 25 of the Oklahoma Statutes. No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Reporting Sexual Misconduct
If someone has mistreated you sexually, it’s not your fault. Please speak with an adult you trust. Although all school officials keep your infomation private, they may be required to report circumstances to appropriate authorities. Options at school include:
Student Advocacy Coordinators
These individuals are available to advocate for students and respond to sexual misconduct, bullying, gender discrimination and other traumas. A coordinator does not investigate, rather, they assist the student with reporting the incident and help with safety planning, academic arrangements, and community resources.
School Adminstration and Staff
If you report sexual misconduct to a principal, counselor, teacher, coach or secretary they can help you decide what’s best for you. Administrators will start an investigation immediately and others will help you notify a school leader so an investigation can begin. These adults will keep things as private as possible.