• Henry County Public Schools is committed to maintaining an educational environment and workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment.  In accordance with the law, HCPS prohibits harassment against students, employees, or others on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, status as a veteran, genetic information or disability or any other characteristic protected by law or based on a belief that such characteristic exists at school or any school-sponsored activity.  HCPS does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities and complies with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and all interpreting regulations.  This policy applies to students, independent contractors, volunteers, and terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

    Inquiries about the application of Title IX and the regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Education, or both. 

    Any student or employee who believes he or she has been subjected to harassment or discrimination on one of the above-bases is encouraged to report the incident.  As described in School Board Policy JFHA/GBA, a reporting party may file a complaint of harassment or discrimination to the Title IX Coordinator. Any School personnel who has notice that a student or other school personnel may have been a victim of prohibited harassment shall immediately report the alleged harassment to the Title IX Coordinator.  Any complaint that involves the Title IX Coordinator should be reported to the Superintendent.  Complaints may be made verbally or in writing using the "Report of Harassment," form found on School Board Policy GBA-F/JFHA-F.  If such a complaint is received, HCPS is committed to conducting a prompt, thorough, and impartial investigation.  During the course of the investigation, remedial measures and educational resources will also be made available, as circumstances warrant, to both the complainant(s) and the respondent(s).  In the event that a student or staff member is found to have engaged in prohibited harassment or discrimination, appropriate disciplinary sanctions will be implemented, and may include suspension or expulsion of a student and suspension or termination of an employee.  Students or employees who retaliate against individuals who report harassment or discrimination will be promptly disciplined.  The full School Board Policy may be reviewed by visiting BoardDocs, Policy GBA/JFHA.

    Complaints of alleged discrimination or harassment (except on the basis of disability) should be referred to:
    Mr. David Scott, Title IX Coordinator
    Henry County Public Schools
    P.O. Box 8958, Collinsville, VA  24078
    276-634-4741
    TitleIXCoordinator@henry.k12.va.us

    Complaints of alleged discrimination or harassment on the basis of disability should be referred to:
    Ms. Emily Roop
    Section 504 Coordinator
    Henry County Public Schools
    P.O. Box 8958, Collinsville, VA 24078
    276-634-4736
    eroop@henry.k12.va.us

    Current copies of all division policies and regulations are available on the Henry County Public Schools website at www.henry.k12.va.us. Printed copies of school division policies and regulations are available, as needed, to citizens who do not have online access.