2020 Title IX Regulations

Title IX Complaint Form

 
The following information is provided in response to 34 C.F.R. Part 106.8 of the 2020 Title IX Regulations, mandating notice of a nondiscrimination policy and adoption and publication of grievance procedures that provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints. In accordance with Title IX, the district does not, and is required not to, discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities. The requirement not to discriminate extends to employment. As a school district serving students in kindergarten through grade 12, the district is not subject to provisions in Title IX Regulations (Subpart C) prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in admissions and recruitment. However, the district does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admissions or transfer requests.

The district has designated and authorized the following employee as the Title IX Coordinator to address concerns or inquiries regarding discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and gender-based harassment: 

Dr. James Hockenberry, Title IX Coordinator
1301 E. Young Street, Longview, Texas, 75601
email: jhockenberry@lisd.org
call: 903-381-2200 

Any individual may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, at any time, including during non-business hours, by mail, phone, or email. Reports can also be made on the district website by going to LISD.org/contact or by downloading the form here

During district business hours, reports may also be made in person.

To view an electronic copy of the District’s Title IX policies, FFH(LEGAL) and (LOCAL) and DIA(LEGAL) and (LOCAL), please go to the Longview ISD Board Policy Manual. To obtain a copy of the District’s Title IX policies, including the grievance process that complies with 34 C.F.R. § 106.45(b) of the 2020 Title IX Regulations, please contact Dr. James Hockenberry, Title IX Coordinator

Upon receiving an allegation of sex-based harassment, the Title IX Coordinator will promptly respond in accordance with board policies FFH and DIA. Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be referred to the district’s Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both.

Title IX Training Materials

All materials used to train Title IX personnel are available here: 2020 Title IX Regulations and are also available for inspection upon request by contacting Community Relations at ask@lisd.org or call 903-381-2220. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Title IX?
Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. The principal objective of Title IX is to avoid the use of federal money to support sex discrimination in education programs and to provide individual citizens effective protection against those practices. Title IX applies, with a few specific exceptions, to all aspects of federally funded education programs or activities.

Is Title IX just about sports?
Though it may apply to sports, Title IX actually requires equal opportunities for both genders in all aspects of education.

Who is responsible for enforcing Title IX?
Schools (elementary through the university level) are required by law to designate a Title IX Coordinator. Title IX coordinators as well as all faculty, students, coaches, and community members can file a complaint of Title IX violation with the Office of Civil Rights.

The District designates the following person to coordinate its efforts to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended:

Dr. James Hockenberry, Jr.
Assistant Superintendent of District Services
1301 East Young Street
Longview, TX 75602
jhockenberry@lisd.org
903-381-2235