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Title IX

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. Jessica Meisenheimer
Director of Special Programs
Title IX Coordinator
8 Victory Lane, Liberty, MO 64068
Phone: 816-736-5300

The Title IX Coordinator has completed the following training:

Title IX  Training

Title IX Decision Maker 

S. Marriott

Dr. Sarah Marriott
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources

Title IX Coordinator  

Jessica Meisenheimer

Dr. Jessica Meisenheimer
Director of Special Programs 

Title IX Investigators

Rebecca Bressman

Ms. Rebecca Bressman 
Director of Student Services 

Joel Lovelady

Mr. Joel Lovelady
Director of Safety and Security