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Title IX

Title IX Coordinator
Chris Huckans
200 N. Pinetree Blvd.
Thomasville, GA 31792


What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This law 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.”

Title IX applies to any institution receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Education, including state and local educational agencies. Educational programs and activities that receive federal funds from the Department of Education must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or because a person made charges, testified or participated in any complaint action under Title IX.

Title IX at Thomas County Schools

Consistent with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Thomas County Schools does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff based on sex in any of its programs or activities, including but not limited to educational programs, employment, and admission. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a kind of sex discrimination and is prohibited by Title IX and by Thomas County Schools.

Thomas County Schools is committed to responding promptly and effectively when it learns of any form of possible discrimination based on sex. The school system responds to reports of sexual harassment, including sexual violence, as part of its efforts to stop the harassment and prevent the recurrence of possible sex discrimination. An individual who has questions or concerns regarding possible discrimination based on sex should contact Chris Huckans, the Thomas County Schools Title IX Coordinator. 


Chris Huckans
200 N. Pinetree Blvd.
Thomasville, GA 31792

An individual also may contact the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

Training Completed by the Title IX Coordinator:
OCR Webinar: Title IX Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment
OCR Webinar on New Title IX Protections Against Sexual Assault
Conducting and Adjudicating Title IX Hearings: An OCR Training Webinar
The First Amendment and Title IX: An OCR Short Webinar
OCR Webinar on Due Process Protections under the New Title IX Regulations
OCR Short Webinar on Sexual Violence in Public Schools
Title IX Requirements by Harbin, Hartley, and Hawkins
Title IX Compliance Update 

Training Completed by Title IX Investigators (coming soon)

Training Completed by Title IX Decision Makers (coming soon)