Required Title IX Information

Title IX Coordinators and Contact Information

The Title IX Coordinators for Muskegon Public Schools are Matt Cortez (Superintendent) and Dr. Jennifer Hammond (Director of Academic Services).  Contact information for these individuals is as follows:

Matt Cortez, Superintendent
Muskegon Public Schools
1458 5th Street
Muskegon, MI  49441
(231) 720-2000
Email:  mcortez@mpsk12.net

Dr. Jennifer Hammond, Director of Academic Services
Muskegon Public Schools
1458 5th Street
Muskegon, MI  49441
(231) 720-2000
Email:  jhammond@mpsk12.net

General Policy Statement (from BOE Policy #5517)

It is the policy of the Board of Education to maintain an education and work environment that is free from all forms of unlawful harassment, including sexual harassment.  This commitment applies to all School District operations, programs, and activities.  All students, administrators, teachers, staff, and all other school personnel share responsibility for avoiding, discouraging, and reporting any form of unlawful harassment.  This policy applies to unlawful conduct occurring on school property, or at another location if such conduct occurs during an activity sponsored by the Board.

The Board will vigorously enforce its prohibition against discriminatory harassment based on race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age (except as authorized by law), religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, or genetic information (collectively, "Protected Classes") that are protected by Federal civil rights laws (hereinafter referred to as unlawful harassment), and encourages those within the School District community as well as third parties, who feel aggrieved to seek assistance to rectify such problems.  The Board will investigate all allegations of unlawful harassment and in those cases where unlawful harassment is substantiated, the Board will take immediate steps to end the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.  Individuals who are found to have engaged in unlawful harassment will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

The District will offer counseling services to any person found to have been subjected to unlawful harassment, and, where appropriate, the person(s) who committed the unlawful harassment.

For purposes of this policy, "School District community" means students, administrators, and professional and support staff, as well as Board members, agents, volunteers, contractors, or other persons subject to the control and supervision of the Board.

For purposes of this policy, "third parties" include, but are not limited to, guests and/or visitors on School District property (e.g., visiting speakers, participants on opposing athletic teams, parents), vendors doing business with, or seeking to do business with, the Board, and other individuals who come in contact with members of the School District community at school-related events/activities (whether on or off School District property).

Most Recent Training Materials

Training Materials Used in the Most Recent Title IX Training