Title IX Coordinator

  • JCPS Title IX Coordinator
    Kirk Denning
    Johnston County Public Schools
    2320 US 70 Business HWY East
    Smithfield, NC 27577
    Email: kirkdenning@johnston.k12.nc.us
    Phone: (919)  934-6031 ext. 8037

Board Policy 1720/4030/7235 Discrimination, Harassment, and Bullying Complaint Process

  • Where an individual seeks to assert allegations of sexual harassment pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the process of investigating and adjudicating such allegations shall follow the regulations prescribed by the U.S. Department of Education contained in Chapter 34, Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in this policy. All reports of alleged sexual harassment shall be routed to the Title IX Coordinator as soon as practicable, who will contact the relevant parties and shall be responsible for assuring compliance with the regulations. The decision-maker for a complaint pursuant to Title IX shall be the superintendent or designee, and following an investigation conducted in accordance with the regulations, shall make a determination whether the preponderance of the evidence supports a finding of responsibility. Should there be any delay or change in the implementation of the Title IX regulations, the superintendent is authorized to amend the complaint and investigation procedures as appropriate.