Title IX


    Harnett County Schools (HCS) acknowledges the dignity and worth of all students and employees and strives to create a safe, orderly, caring and inviting school environment to facilitate student learning and achievement. HCS does not tolerate any form of harassment, including harassment based on disability, in any of its educational or employment activities. Anyone who has been the victim of acts of harassment, or who has reliable information about others having been the victim of acts of harassment, is encouraged to report those acts to Jermaine White, Director of Student Services, by email at jwhite1@harnett.k12.nc.us, or by telephone at 910.814.3409. HCS considers harassment a serious offense, and is committed to promptly, thoroughly, and impartially investigating all reports of harassment. Individuals found to have violated HCS policy prohibiting harassment are subject to the following discipline: students may be suspended or expelled; employees may be dismissed; and volunteers may be removed from campus and face criminal charges. HCS is committed to eliminating harassment from its schools, and encourages employees, students, parents, and volunteers to work together to prevent acts of harassment of any kind.

    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

  • Title IX Complaint Form

    Filing a formal complaint of sexual harassment or sexual violence will initiate an impartial investigation into the alleged incident(s), as outlined in Policy 1725/4035/7236. Individuals alleging Title IX sexual harassment or sexual violence should complete this form and submit it to the Title IX Coordinator as soon as possible after the occurrence of the alleged incident(s).

    This form is designed to gather essential facts in order that a prompt, appropriate and equitable investigation can be conducted.

    Reports may be made in person, by phone, regular mail and email at anytime. 

    Please send completed form to the Title IX Coordinator.

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