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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