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Title IX

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any District program, service, or activity including, but not limited to: educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.
 

Unlawful Discriminatory Practices Under Title IX

 

Sexual Harassment (unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature)

Sexual Misconduct/Violence (rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation, and other forms of nonconsensual sexual activity)

Stalking (repeatedly following, harassing, threatening, or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication, or social media)

Retaliation (adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations)

 
Reporting Prohibited Behavior 
 
Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with the District’s Title IX coordinator.
 
The District’s Title IX Coordinator is as follows:
Michael Battle, Ph.D.
Assistant Superintendent
Michael.battle@hattiesburgpsd.com
601-582-5078
 
The District Assistant Title IX Coordinator is as follows:
Jermaine Brown
Career Technical Education Director
Jermaine.brown@hattiesburgpsd.com
601-582-5078
 
The District Title IX Investigators are as follows:
Keonna Howard
Exceptional Children and Health Services Director
Keonna.howard@hattiesburgpsd.com
601-582-5078
 
Jermaine Brown
Career Technical Education Director
Jermaine.brown@hattiesburgpsd.com
601-582-5078
 
Hope Mikell
Pre-Kindergarten – Grade 5 Curriculum Director
Hope.mikell@hattiesburgpsd.com
601-582-5078
 
The District Title IX Decision Maker:
John S. Hooks
Adams and Reese LLP
1018 Highland Colony Parkway, Suite 800
Ridgeland, MS 39157
Admitted in Mississippi and the District of Columbia
John.hooks@arlaw.com
601-292-0708