Title IX information
Title IX - Nondiscrimination - 504 Compliance
Dear Rockport Community Members,
It is the policy of the Rockport Public Schools not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, homelessness and/or disability in the admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs and activities. Additionally, all persons associated with the Rockport Public Schools, including, but not necessarily limited to, the School Committee, the administration, the staff and the students, are expected to conduct themselves at all times so as to provide an atmosphere free from sexual harassment. Any person who engages in sexual harassment while acting as a member of the school community will be in violation of this policy.
Any member of the school community who believes that he or she has been subjected to discrimination, harassment, or sexual harassment will report the incident(s) to the designated district coordinator and/or the building principal. Ms. Martha Wright, Director of Student Services, has been appointed as the Coordinator for Non-Discrimination Compliance and is designated to handle inquiries and/or complaints regarding the non-discrimination policy (Title I, II, VI, IX) and/or complaints regarding sexual harassment.
Section 504 of the Federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights law that protects individuals with disabilities from discrimination. Ms. Martha Wright, Director of Student Services, has been appointed as the district 504 Compliance Coordinator. Ms. Martha Wright can be reached at the Rockport Public Schools District Office, 32 Jerden's Lane, or (978) 546-1210. The following people have been appointed as 504 Compliance Coordinators at their respective buildings and can answer all inquiries and/or complaints with regards to the Section 504 statute.
- Rockport Elementary School: Bridget O'Connell, EL Psychologist, (978)546-1220 X28103
- Middle School, Heather Castonguay, Principal, (978)546-1250
- High School, Tara Vavruska, HS Guidance, (978)546-1234 X30111
You may direct additional inquiries about non-discrimination and 504 compliance to the Superintendent's Office, Rockport Public Schools District Office, 24 Jerden's Lane Rockport, MA 01966 978-546-1200.