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Title IX Information

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."

Westlake Academy affirms its intent to comply with all Federal and State laws related to the prevention of discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, age, sex or disability, including, but not limited to: Title VI (20 U.S.C. 1681); Title IX (42 U.S.C. 2000d); the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (20 U.S.C. 1400 et seq.); Section 504 (29 U.S.C. 794); and the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12132). Sexual harassment of students is discrimination on the basis of sex under Title IX. Franklin v. Gwinnett County Schools, 503 U.S. 60 (1992). 

Westlake Academy's Title IX Coordinator is Gary Ponder. He can be reached by email at gponder@westlakeacademy.org or by phone at 817-490-5757, x5815.