Non-Discrimination-Statement


Non-Discrimination Regulations

The Fredericksburg City School Board has designated the Interim Deputy Superintendent (Dr. Matthew Eberhardt), 210 Ferdinand Street Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401; email: meberhardt@cityschools.com; telephone 540-372-1092, as the Compliance Officer responsible for identifying, preventing and remedying prohibited discrimination. Complaints of discrimination may also be made to the Alternate Compliance Officer who is Sue Keffer, 210 Ferdinand St Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401; email: skeffer@cityschools.com; telephone 540-372-1092. The Compliance Officer shall:

  • receive reports or complaints of discrimination;
  • conduct or oversee the investigation of any alleged discrimination;
  • assess the training needs of the school division in connection with this policy;
  • arrange necessary training to achieve compliance with this policy; and
  • ensure that any discrimination investigation is conducted by an impartial investigator who is trained in the requirements of equal education opportunity and has the authority to protect the alleged victim and others during the investigation.

August 31, 2020

Dear Students, Parents, Employees, and Community Constituents:

My name is Dr. Matt Eberhardt and I am one of the Title IX Coordinators for Fredericksburg City Public Schools (“FCPS”). 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."

The purpose of this correspondence is to provide official notice that on May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR), released the final regulations implementing Title IX. These new regulations went into effect on August 14, 2020.

Pursuant to 34 C.F.R. 106.8(b), this is to notify you that in compliance with Title IX and its implementing regulations, FCPS does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education program or activity and this nondiscrimination commitment extends to both admission and employment.

FCPS’ Policy J FHA (Prohibition Against Harassment and Retaliation) for students and Policy

G BA (Prohibition Against Harassment and Retaliation) for employees provide a comprehensive

overview of how to file a complaint and set forth a grievance process that is in compliance with Title IX.

To file a complaint and/or to obtain more information about Title IX, you may contact either Title IX Coordinator anytime at:

Dr. Matt Eberhardt

Mrs. Sue Keffer

Title IX Coordinator / Interim Deputy Superintendent

Title IX Coordinator / Director of Human Resources

Fredericksburg City Public Schools

Fredericksburg City Public Schools

210 Ferdinand Street

210 Ferdinand Street

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Fredericksburg, VA 22401

Phone: (540) 372-1092

Phone: (540) 372-1130 x2216

Email: m eberhardt@cityschools.com

Email: s keffer@cityschools.com

 

In addition, inquiries about the application of Title IX also may be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. For contact information, please visit: h ttps://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/contactus2.html.

Retaliation against an individual who reports sexual harassment or participated in any related proceeding is strictly prohibited.