Notice of nondiscrimination
"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving federal assistance."
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the Civil Rights Act of 1964
The District Title IX Coordinator is: Mr. Paul Giansanti
Name: Mr. Paul Giansanti
Position/Title: Ansonia High School Principal
Address: 20 Pulaski Highway
Telephone #: (203) 736-5060
Statement of Title IX
In compliance with regulations implementing Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1973, and applicable state laws, the Board of Education prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, sex, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or past or present physical or mental disability. Sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, direct or indirect demands or requests for sexual favors, sexual comments, gestures or other physical actions of a sexual nature when:
- submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual's educational success;
- submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for educational decisions affecting such individual; or such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual's academic performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment.
Inquiries may also be directed to the coordinator or to the:
Regional Office for Civil Rights
US Department of Education
8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109-3921
Telephone: 617-289-0111; FAX: 617-289-0150; TDD: 877-521-2172
Grievance procedures are available which provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging violations of Title IX. These procedures are available to all participants, students and employees in the Ansonia School System.
Notification of Grievance Procedures
Please be informed that the Ansonia Board of Education is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, military or Veteran status, national origin, sex, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or past or present physical or mental disability in any of its education programs, activities or employment policies. In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, the following grievance procedure is presented:
The purpose of this procedure shall be to settle equitably, at the lowest possible administrative level, issues which may arrive with respect to possible discrimination within the Ansonia School System. The grievance proceedings will be kept as informal and confidential as may be appropriate at any level of the procedure.
1. Level One - School Principal/Building-Level Title IX Coordinator
If a complainant is not satisfied with the disposition of the problem through informal procedures, he/she may submit his/her claim as a formal grievance in writing to the Principal.
The Principal shall within fifteen (15) days render a decision and the reasons therefore in writing to the complainant, with a copy to the Superintendent of Schools.
2. Level Two - District Coordinator for Title IX Activities
In the event that such aggrieved participant in the school system is not satisfied with the disposition of his/her grievance at Level One, or in the event that no decision has been rendered within fifteen (15) days after presentation of the grievance, he/she may file a written grievance directly to the District Title IX Coordinator.
This use of the Level Two process may be initiated at any time during the school fiscal year (July 1 - June 30) in which a Level One decision is unacceptable to the aggrieved party.
3. Level Three - Superintendent of Schools
In the event that the aggrieved participant in the school system is not satisfied with the disposition of his/her grievance at Level Two, or in the event no decision has been rendered within fifteen (15) days after the meeting with the Coordinator, he/she may file a written grievance indicating such dissatisfaction, with the Chairperson of the Ansonia Board of Education.
The use of the Level Three process may be effected at any time during the school year (July 1 - June 30) in which a Level Two decision is unacceptable to the aggrieved party. Within twenty (20) school days after receiving the written grievance, the Superintendent of Schools shall meet with the aggrieved party and the Coordinator for the purpose of resolving the grievance. The Superintendent of Schools must render a decision in writing regarding the grievance within fifteen (15) school days of the Level Three meeting.
· If the principal is the subject of the complaint, the individual may file a complaint with the superintendent or designee. If the superintendent is the subject of the complaint, the complaint should be referred to the Board chair. The Board may refer the investigation to a third party.
· Complaints against the Board as a whole or against an individual Board member, should be made to the Board chair and may be referred to district counsel. Complaints against the Board chair may be made directly to Board vice chair.
Timelines may be extended based upon mutual consent of both parties.