• Title IX Compliance

    The following information is provided in response to 34 C.F.R. Part 106.8 of the 2020 Title IX Regulations, mandating notice of a nondiscrimination policy and adoption and publication of grievance procedures that provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints. In accordance with Title IX, the district does not, and is required not to, discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities. The requirement not to discriminate extends to employment. As a school district serving students in kindergarten through grade 12, the district is not subject to provisions in Title IX Regulations (Subpart C) prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in admissions and recruitment. However, the district does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admissions or transfer requests.

    The district has designated and authorized the following employee as the Title IX Coordinator to address concerns or inquiries regarding discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and gender-based harassment: 

    Title IX Coordinator: Karen Kidd
    Physical Address:
    510 W. Mercer St.
    Email Address:
    karen.kidd@dsisdtx.us
    Telephone Number:
    512-858-3040

    Any individual may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, at any time, including during non-business hours, by mail, phone, or email. Reports can also be made to any campus or district administrator. 

    During district business hours, reports may also be made in person. To view an electronic copy of the District’s Title IX policies, please go to: 

    Students:    FFH (LEGAL) and (LOCAL) 

    Employees: DIA (LEGAL) and (LOCAL)

    To obtain a copy of the District’s Title IX policies, including the grievance process that complies with 34 C.F.R. § 106.45(b) of the 2020 Title IX Regulations, please contact: Sheila Lamb (sheila.lamb@dsisdtx.us).

    Upon receiving an allegation of sex-based harassment, the Title IX Coordinator will promptly respond in accordance with board policies FFH and DIA.

    Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be referred to the district’s Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both.

    Title IX Training Materials

    All materials used to train Title IX personnel include:

    • ALL EMPLOYEES: Title IX and Sexual Harassment Prevention for Employees 
    • ADMINISTRATORS: Title IX Training: Requirements of the New Title IX Regulations

    Training materials are copyrighted, but can be made available for inspection upon request: 

    1. E-mailing: RecordsRequest@dsisdtx.us 
    2. Mailing the attached form or a written request to:

    DSISD Central Administration
    Attn: Open Records Requests
    P.O. Box 479
    Dripping Springs, TX 78620

           3. Dropping off the attached form or a written request at:

              DSISD Central Administration Building
              501 W. Mercer St.
              Dripping Springs, TX 78620