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Notice of Non-Discrimination:
Jamestown School Department does not discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in the delivery of its education programs and activities, and indeed, Jamestown School Department is required pursuant to Title IX not to discriminate in such a manner.  If any member of the Jamestown School Department community has any questions or concerns with respect to this Policy and/or Title IX, he/she may contact Jamestown School Department’s Title IX Coordinator and/or the Department of Education’s, Office of Civil Rights.  Jamestown School Department’s Title IX Coordinator is identified within this Policy and shall be available to answer all questions concerning this Policy.
Title IX:
The Jamestown School Department takes its obligations seriously to ensure that no student or employee suffers discrimination based on sex, as defined in Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.  Title IX is a federal law (1972) that states, “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.”
Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in educational programs or activities that receive financial assistance.  Under Title IX, discrimination based on sex can include sexual harassment, which is defined as conduct based on sex that satisfies one or more of the following:
  • An employee of the District conditioning the provision of aid, benefit, or service of the District on participation in unwelcome conduct;
  • Unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would determine to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the District’s education program or activity;
  • Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking.
Reporting Discrimination or Harassment:
Any individual may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment) to the Title IX Coordinator.
A report may be filed in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail. Please complete and submit the below form to the Title IX Coordinator.
Title IX Coordinator
Erica Dickson
Director of Student Services
76 Melrose Ave.
Jamestown, RI 02835
[email protected] 
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