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Title IX


Title IX is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including pregnancy and parental status, in educational programs and activities. The law 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 district is committed to providing a work and student environment that is free of sexual harassment and will not tolerate sexual harassment activity by any district employee, substitute employee, student, or third party. We will act quickly and impartially to address claims of sexual harassment and discrimination and remedy the discriminatory effects of inappropriate acts of discrimination. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, which is defined as conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:


  • An employee of the district conditioning the provision of aid, benefit, or service of the district on participation is unwelcome conduct;
  • Unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would determine to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the district's education program or activity;
  • Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, as defined by applicable law.


The district will use grievance procedures set forth in policy to process complaints based on alleged violations.



Lexington School District Two is committed to nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all students, parents/legal guardians, staff, visitors, applicants for admission and employment, personnel, and community members who participate or seek to participate in its programs or activities. Therefore Lexington Two does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, or any related medical conditions, color, physical or mental disability, age, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, or any other applicable status protected by Title VI, Title VII, Title IX or any other local, state, or federal law.


To report sexual harassment, contact one of the district's Title IX coordinators:



Kevin Smoak (district staff cases)

(803) 739-4053


Brian Chatman (district student cases)

(803) 739-3141



Lexington Two board policies, administrative rules and exhibits related to Title IX may be found at


Click here to view training materials completed in Lexington Two: Title IX new regulations,


Click here to view training materials completed in Lexington Two: K-12 Virtual Certified Title IX Coordinator Training,


Click here to view training materials completed in Lexington Two: Title IX Virtual Certified Decision Maker Training for K12, Level 1,


Click here to review materials for Title IX Investigator Training: