LCPS Title IX Compliance & Procedures

Louisa County Public Schools (“LCPS”) is committed to providing an environment that emphasizes the dignity and value of every member of its community. Pursuant to 34 C.F.R. 106.8(b) and in compliance with Title IX and its implementing regulations, LCPS does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education program or activity and this nondiscrimination commitment extends to both admission and employment.

LCPS’ Policy JFHA/GBA (Prohibition Against Harassment and Retaliation provides a comprehensive overview of how to file a complaint and set forth a grievance process that is in compliance with Title IX.  

The School Board designates a Compliance Officer responsible for identifying, preventing, and remedying discrimination as well as receiving complaints under this Policy. The name and contact information for the Compliance Officer is posted on the Division’s website at all times. The Compliance Officer may be contacted at [email protected]. Complaints of harassment may also be made to the Alternate Compliance Officer at [email protected].

The Compliance Officer:
- Receives reports or complaints of harassment;
- Conducts or oversees the investigation of any alleged harassment;
- Assesses the training needs of the school division in connection with this policy;
- Arranges necessary training to achieve compliance with this policy; and
- Ensures that any harassment investigation is conducted by an importation investigator who is trained in the requirements of equal employment/education opportunity and has the authority to protect the alleged victim and others during the investigation.

In addition, inquiries about the application of Title IX also may be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education. For contact information, please visit:

Retaliation against an individual who has reported harassment or participated in any related proceeding is strictly prohibited.

Title IX Coordinator: Mike Pelloni
Title IX Coordinator: Dr. Carla Alpern

Any student who believes he or she has been the victim of prohibited discrimination should report the alleged discrimination as soon as possible to one of the Compliance Officers designated in this policy or to any other school personnel. The alleged discrimination should be reported as soon as possible, and the report generally should be made within fifteen (15) school days of the occurrence.

The reporting party should use the form, Report of Discrimination, JB-F, to make complaints of discrimination. However, oral reports and other written reports shall also be accepted. Complaints alleging discrimination can also be submitted to LCPS compliance officers:  Dr. Mike Pelloni and Dr. Carla Alpern at LCPS Central Office, 953 Davis Highway, Mineral, VA  23117, 540-894-5115.

The above information is also included in Louisa County Public Schools' annual Code of Conduct.

Additionally, Louisa County Public Schools uses the following resources to train staff about Title IX rules and regulations:

- SafeSchools/Vector Solutions 
- ICS (Institute Compliance Solutions)
- VSBA Title IX Webinar

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