Legal notices

Title IX

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:

Inquiries regarding any of these statements should be directed to our designated Title IX Coordinator:

Dr. Susanna Russell
Chief Leadership Officer
501 South Jupiter Road
Garland, TX 75046-9026
972-487-3017
srussell@garlandisd.net

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 online via our Ethics and compliance reporting hotline or by calling 1-800-527-7140.

To view an electronic copy of the District’s Title IX policies, use the links below:

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, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.

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 are available below: 

The training materials are also available for inspection upon request by contacting the Title IX Coordinator.

Section 504

No qualified handicapped person shall, on the basis of handicap, be excluded from participation, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity sponsored by the school district except as specifically provided in section 504 Implementing Regulations. The Garland Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of disability by denying access to the benefits of District services, programs, or activities.

Inquiries relating to any of these statements about student’s rights or grievance procedures should be directed to:

Tanya Browne
Interim Executive Director of Special Education
501 South Jupiter Road|
Garland, TX 75046-9026
972-487-3300

Employee inquiries regarding any of these statements or rights and grievance procedures should be directed to: 

Dr. Susanna Russell
Chief Leadership Officer
501 South Jupiter Road
Garland, TX 75046-9026
972-487-3017

Risk management

Notification of nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education programs

Employees needing information regarding employment rights or grievance procedures should contact Dr. Susanna Russell at the address or phone number listed above.