• Title IX Prohibits Sexual Harassment and
    Sexual Violence in Public Schools

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX"), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. All public and private elementary and secondary schools, school districts, colleges, and universities (hereinafter "schools") receiving any Federal funds must comply with Title IX. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.

     

    Federal law requires that schools have and distribute a policy that prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex and acts of sexual violence. In compliance with Title IX, it is the policy of the Liberty 53 School District to maintain a learning and work environment free from discrimination and harassment based on sex.  (For complaints related to race, color, national origin, sex (that does not fall under Title IX), and disability, please see Board of Education Policy AC.).

     

    The Liberty 53 School Board of Education adopted Policy ACA that defines sexual harassment under Title IX, and outlines the policies and procedures that the District follows in identifying, investigating, and responding to allegations of sexual harassment under Title IX. (Please see Board of Education Policy ACA.).

     

     

    Title IX Coordinator

    The Board authorizes the following individual to serve as the Title IX coordinator for the

    Liberty Public Schools and coordinate and implement the district's efforts to comply with

    the requirements of Title IX. 

     

     

    Dr. Dwayne Smith

    Director of Compliance

    Title IX Coordinator

    8 Victory Lane, Liberty, MO 64068

    Phone: 816-736-5300

    E-mail: dwayne.smith@lps53.org

     

     

    Complaints of Sexual Harassment may be directed to the District’s Title IX Coordinator.

     Title IX Intake Form

     

     

    The Title IX Coordinator has completed the following training:

    Title IX Coordinator Training

  • Title IX Decision Maker 

    Dr. Robert Vogelaar
    Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
    816-736-5300

     

    Title IX Coordinator  

    Dr. Dwayne Smith 
    Director of Compliance 
    816-736-5300

     

    Title IX Investigators

    Ms. Rebecca Bressman 
    Director of Student Services 
    816-736-5300

    Mr. Gary Majors
    Director of Safety and Security 
    816-736-5300