The school system does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 and federal regulations to not discriminate in such a manner. This requirement extends to admission and employment. The board will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of sex, including any form of sexual harassment as that term is defined under Title IX, in any program or activity of the school system.


Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing federal regulations may be referred to the Title IX coordinator and/or the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education.


The contact information for the Title IX coordinator is as follows. 

The Title IX Coordinator is:  

Natalie Gouge

Office Address: 334 South Main Street, Marion, NC 28752 

Office Number: 828-652-4535 ext. 300


The contact information for the Office for Civil Rights with jurisdiction over North Carolina is as follows. 

4000 Maryland Ave, SW Washington, DC 20202-1475 

Telephone: 202-453-6020 TDD: 800-877-8339 FAX: 202-453-6021