Title IX

Title IX

North Hills School District does not discriminate in its educational programs, services, activities, employment practices, or administration of policies based on race, color, national origin, genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, religion, ancestry, or any other legally protected category, and is required by Title IX not to discriminate in such a manner.

Announcement of this policy is in accordance with local, state, and federal laws including the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX, civil rights, school district policies, and grievance procedures should be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Beth Williams, Assistant Superintendent, at 135 Sixth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15229 or via email or phone 412-318-1017.

Filing a Complaint

If you would like to file an initial complaint, please complete the Harassment and Discrimination Complaint Form or contact the Title IX Coordinator.

All complaints will be acknowledged within one (1) business day. The complainant may be contacted outside of this acknowledgment by district investigators as additional information is required.

Investigators and Decision-Makers*

  • Dr. Patrick Mannarino, Superintendent
  • Dr. Nicole Bezila, Director of Pupil Services

*When the school or district learns that someone is alleged to be the victim of discrimination or sexual harassment as outlined above, the Title IX coordinator will immediately contact Mr. Michael J. Witherel, Solicitor, to ensure regulatory and procedural compliance. Based on the nature of the complaint, the roles of investigator and decision-maker will be assigned. By regulation, these are separate roles.

Non-Discrimination and Related Policies

  • Policy 103: Program for Equal and Appropriate School and Classroom Practices
  • Policy 104: Programs for Equal Employment/Contract Practices
  • Policy 113: Special Education
  • Policy 113.1: Discipline of Students with Disabilities
  • Policy 233, 333: Sexual harassment
  • Policy 234: Anti-Hazing
  • Policy 236: Nondiscrimination/Anti-Harassment Policy and Procedures
  • Policy 241: Bullying/Cyber Bullying
  • Policy 315: Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Policy 332: Nondiscrimination/Anti-Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedures

Office for Civil Rights Training

Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Beth Williams, Assistant Superintendent
135 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15229
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