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Catawba County Schools (CCS) does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational
programs or activities, in admission to its educational programs or activities, or in employment
policies and practices in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
 Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX may be directed to the appropriate Title IX

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other
statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from
discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial
assistance. Title IX states that: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be
excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under
any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

The contact information for the U.S. Department of Education 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

Any student, staff member, contractor, visitor or volunteer who believes that he or she has been
subjected to sexual harassment, any parent of such a student, or any student who believes that
another student is being subjected to sexual or gender-based harassment should immediately
report the harassment to the appropriate District Title IX Coordinators:

For students: 
Maria Ballard 
Title IX Coordinator 
Post Office Box 1010
Newton, NC 28658

For Employees/Contractors/Volunteers/Visitors:
Rae Thompson
Title IX Coordinator
2285 North Anderson Avenue
Newton, NC 28658