TITLE IX ANTI-HARASSMENT STATEMENT

Falls Church City Public Schools ("FCCPS") does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender or tolerate sexual or gender-based harassment in its educational programs and activities. The Division also encourages students, parents, and FCCPS staff members to work together to prevent sexual and gender-based harassment.

Any student who believes he or she has been subjected to sexual or gender-based harassment is encouraged to report the incident(s) to FCCPS. Students and/or parents may file a complaint of sexual or gender-based harassment by contacting the principal of the Student's school or the Division's Title IX Coordinator. Complaints of sexual harassment may be made verbally or in writing.

If such a complaint is received, FCCPS is committed to conducting a prompt, thorough, and impartial investigation. During the course of the investigation, remedial measures and educational resources will also be made available, as circumstances warrant, to both the complainant(s) and the respondent(s). In the event that a student or staff member is found to have engaged in prohibited sexual or gender-based harassment, appropriate disciplinary sanctions will be implemented and may include suspension or expulsion of a student and suspension or termination of an employee. Students or employees who retaliate against individuals who report sexual harassment will be promptly disciplined.

FCCPS' policies prohibiting harassment can be found here:

Policy AC - Nondiscrimination

Policy GBA/JFHA - Prohibition against Harassment and Retaliation

Policy JB - Equal Education Opportunities/Nondiscrimination

Policy GB - Equal Employment Opportunity/Nondiscrimination

Please refer questions about the Division's Title IX policies and procedures or complaints of sexual or gender-based harassment to:

For Student Issues:
Rebecca Sharp

Executive Director of Special Education & Student Services
703-248-5600
titleix@fccps.org
150 S. Washington Street, Suite 400
Falls Church, VA 22046

For Staff Issues:
Amy Hall

Director of Human Resources
703-248-5600
titleix@fccps.org
150 S. Washington Street, Suite 400
Falls Church, VA 22046