Nondiscrimination/Title IX

Nondiscrimination Statement

Perry Central Schools is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. PCS does not tolerate discrimination, intimidation, harassment, or bulling in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, immigration status, political affiliation, pregnancy and related conditions, race, religion, retaliation, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by Mississippi state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively. Not all bases of discrimination will apply to both education services and employment. Copies of PCS’ Uniform Complaint Procedures, Non-Discrimination Policies, and Sexual Harassment Policies are available upon request. 

Title IX – Prohibiting Sex-Based Discrimination

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (also known as Title IX, pronounced "title nine") is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities, including athletic programs. No person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity operated by Perry Central School (“District” or "PCS").  Title IX protects all participants in the District’s educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees, and job applicants.  The District does not discriminate on the basis of sex.  Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment and sexual violence.

PCS’ Responsibilities:

The District has the responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to sex-based discrimination complaints, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. If the District knows or reasonably should know about sex discrimination, it must take action to eliminate the sex discrimination, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. The District must resolve complaints of sex discrimination promptly and equitably. Information on filing a complaint alleging sex-based discrimination is provided below, including information for contacting the District's Title IX Coordinator.

What Are My Rights Under Title IX?

  • You have the following rights under Title IX, to the extent applicable at the District:

  • You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.

  • You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all extracurricular activities, including both academics and athletics.

  • You have the right to inquire of the athletic director at your school or appropriate District personnel as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.

  • You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships if the District offers any.

  • You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all the following related to athletics (if any are provided by the District):

    • Equipment and supplies

    • Scheduling of games and practices

    • Transportation and daily allowances

    • Access to tutoring

    • Coaching

    • Locker rooms

    • Practice and competitive facilities

    • Medical and training facilities and services

    • Publicity

  • You have the right to have access to a sex/gender equity coordinator, referred to as the Title IX coordinator, to answer questions regarding sex/gender equity laws.

  • You have the right to contact the State Department of Education to access information on sex/gender equity laws.

  • You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.

  • You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.

  • You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.

For more information about your rights under Title IX:


Title IX prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence 

Title IX requires PCS to address sexual violence

Title IX prohibits discrimination against pregnant or parenting individuals