Title IX


    Harnett County Schools acknowledges the dignity and worth of all students and employees. We are dedicated to providing a nondiscriminatory, inclusive, inviting, and safe environment for all students and staff. Our dedication to this is outlined in a broad range of Board Policies, including policy 1710 Discrimination and Harassment Prohibited by Federal Law, policy 1720 Title IX Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex, policy 1725 Title IX Sexual Harassment, and policy 1730 Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Disabilities Harnett County Schools does not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination in any of its educational activities, admission or employment. If any student, parent or employee believes he/she has been the victim of or witness to any form of discrimination or harassment, you are encouraged report those acts to Courtney Blackburn, Title IX Coordinator, by email at cblackburn@harnett.k12.nc.us, or by telephone at 919.893.8151 immediately. 

    Policy Code: 1710/4021/7230-Prohibition Against Discrimination, Harassment, and Bullying



    Statement: The school system does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner.  This requirement extends to admission and employment.  The board will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of sex, including any form of sexual harassment, as that term is defined under Title IX, in any program or activity of the school system.

    The board has designated a Title IX coordinator to coordinate its efforts to comply with its responsibilities under Title IX and its implementing regulations.  Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education. 

    Policy Code: 1720/4030/7235 Title IX Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex




Contact Information


    Title IX Coordinator:

    Courtney Blackburn


    (910)893-8151 ext. 279

    1008 S. 11th Street

    Lillington, NC 27546


    OCR Contact Information:

     The contact information for the Office for Civil Rights with jurisdiction over North Carolina is as follows.

    4000 Maryland Ave, SW

    Washington, DC 20202-1475

    Telephone: 202-453-6020 TDD: 800-877-8339

    FAX: 202-453-6021           Email: OCR.DC@ed.gov

HCS Policies

Filing a Complaint

  • To make a report of sexual harassment contact the Title IX Coordinator:


    Courtney Blackburn

    (910) 893-8151 ext 279





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