Title IX Information

  • Onslow County Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

    Dr. Brendan Gartner, Executive Director of Human Resources and Student Services

    200 Broadhurst Road, Jacksonville, N.C. 28540

    (910) 455-2211 Ext. 71310

    brendan.gartner@onslow.k12.nc.us.

    The board 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.  The board will not tolerate sexual harassment in the education program and activities of the school system.  The board takes seriously all reports and formal complaints of sexual harassment. 

    Students, school system employees, volunteers, and visitors are expected to behave in a civil and respectful manner.  The board expressly prohibits sexual harassment by students, employees, board members, volunteers, or visitors.  “Visitors” includes parents and other family members and individuals from the community, as well as vendors, contractors, and other persons doing business with or performing services for the school system. 

    Any student who believes he or she is a victim of sexual harassment occurring in the school system’s education programs or activities is encouraged to report the matter to the student’s principal or to the Title IX coordinator.  Reports may also be made to a teacher, counselor, assistant principal, teacher assistant, or any other school employee.  Middle and high school students may also report sexual harassment through the anonymous tip line, but school officials may be limited in their ability to respond if the report does not identify the complainant.  An individual who beleives they are a victim of sexual harassment may initiate the grievance process for alleged sexual harassment by filing a formal written complaint with the Title IX coordinator.  The complaint may be filed with the Title IX coordinator in person, by mail, or by email. The Title IX complaint form and applicable policies are linked below.