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Title IX /Sex Discrimination

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states:  “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Non-Discrimination Notice

The Woodlawn School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. 

Title IX Coordinator Contact Information

All inquiries regarding issues related to Title IX shall be directed to the Woodlawn School District Title IX Coordinator, who may be reached at (870)- 357-2211 or:


Ms. LaDonna Spain, Ed.S
Title IX Coordinator 
6760 Hwy 63
Rison, AR  71655  

Inquiries may be made externally to:

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
Customer Service Hotline #: (800) 421-3481
Facsimile: (202) 453-6012
TDD#: (877) 521-2172


Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harrassment to the Title IX Coordinator in person or by using the mailing address, telephone number or email address provided.  A report may be made at any time, including during non-business hours, and may be on the individual’s own behalf or on behalf of another individual who is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment.  Individuals may also contact the Title IX Coordinator in order to file a formal complaint.   

Woodlawn School District Policies Regarding Title IX and Sexual Harassment

Section 3 – WSD Certified Personnel 

3.19 – Licensed Personnel Employment

3.26 – Licensed Personnel Sexual Harassment

Section 4 – Students

4.11 – Equal Educational Opportunity

4.18 – Prohibited Conduct

4.27 – Student Sexual Harassment

Section 8 – WSD Classified Personnel

8.13 – Classified Personnel Employment

8.20 – Classified Staff Sexual Harassment

Woodlawn School Districts’ Title IX Grievance and Appeal Process

Title IX Grievance and Appeal Process

Woodlawn School District Title IX Training Materials:

Title IX PowerPoint for School Personnel & Parents

Certified and Classified staff are Trained on Code of Ethics for Arkansas Educators (Esp)

Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Resources

Title IX PowerPoint – Overview of the Process (PDF) 

Let’s Shine a Light on Title IX (A guide about the major provisions of the Final Rule (PDF) 

DESE Equity Assistance Center Title IX Webpage  

U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Training Links:

OCR Webinar on Due Process Protections under the New Title IX Regulations

Major Provisions of the Department of Education’s Title IX Final Rule

U.S. Department of Education Title IX Final Rule Overview Guiding Principles