Title IX Roles and Responsibilities
LCPS has a Title IX Team, which includes individuals who have been trained to be Title IX Coordinators, Investigators, Decision Makers, and Appeal Reviewers through the Association of Title IX Administrators (“ATIXA”) or through LCPS procedures. The Title IX Team is overseen by the Division Title IX Coordinator, Christopher Moy.
Primary Roles under Title IX
Division Title IX Coordinator is the official who is designated by Loudoun County Public Schools to ensure compliance with Title IX and Loudoun County Public School’s Title IX program. The Title IX Coordinator reviews complaints, works with complainants to offer supportive measures, and initiates or dismisses an investigation under the parameters outlined in the Title IX regulations. The Title IX Coordinator may also assign a designee of the Title IX Coordinator for specific tasks.
Deputy Title IX Coordinator is the senior staff level official assigned from the Department of Instruction, Athletics, Department of Student Services, and the Department of Human Resources and Talent Development who may receive Title IX complaints directly or forwarded from Site Coordinator/Intake Officers. The Deputy Title IX Coordinator forwards complaints to the Title IX Coordinator for review or may make the determination themselves to investigate or dismiss a complaint, with input from the Title IX Coordinator. Within Loudoun County Public Schools, the Deputy Title IX Coordinator may also act as the Decision Maker or Appellate Reviewer on cases (see below).
Site Coordinator/Intake Officer is a staff member designated at each school who has been trained on Title IX regulations and who forwards the details of a potential Title IX complaint to the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator.
Investigator is the person or persons assigned by Loudoun County Public Schools to gather facts about an alleged violation of Title IX, assess relevance and credibility, synthesize the evidence, and compile this information into an investigation report of relevant evidence to forward to the Decision Maker.
Decision Maker is the person who reviews the evidence, determines relevance, and makes the Final Determination of whether Title IX and School Board Policy has been violated. The Decision Maker also assigns sanctions for any founded violations.
Appeal Reviewers are the individuals who have appellate decision-making authority within the Loudoun County Public School’s Title IX Investigation process.
Mandated Reporter means an employee of Loudoun County Public Schools who is obligated by policy to share knowledge, notice, and/or reports of harassment and/or retaliation with the Title IX Coordinator and/or their supervisor.
Complainant means an individual who is alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sexual harassment or sex discrimination, or retaliation for engaging in a protected activity.
Respondent means an individual who has been reported as having engaged in conduct that could constitute sexual harassment, sex discrimination, or retaliation.
Parties include the Complainant(s) and Respondent(s), collectively.
Advisor means a person chosen by a party or provided by Loudoun County Public Schools to accompany the party to meetings and interviews throughout steps of the Title IX review, investigation, and resolution process. The advisor may also be an attorney.