Title I, VI, and IX Information

What is a Title I school?

Title I is a federal program that provides funds to school districts and schools with high numbers or high percentages of children who are disadvantaged to support a variety of services. Its overall purpose is to ensure that all children have a fair, equal, and significant opportunity to obtain a high-quality education and reach, at a minimum, proficiency on challenging state academic achievement standards and assessments.

Who is the Pleasant Hill Title I coordinator?

Kari Rockwell - Principal

You may contact Mrs. Rockwell by emailing kari.rockwell@ccschools.k12tn.net, by calling 931-277-3677, or by writing to Kari Rockwell, Pleasant Hill Elementary School, PO Box 10, Pleasant Hill, TN 38575.

What is Title VI?

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects people from discrimination based on race, color or national origin in programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title VI states that:

No person in the United States shall, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the United States Department of Education (ED) are covered by Title VI. ED maintains an Office for Civil Rights, with 10 regional offices and a headquarters office in Washington, D.C., to enforce Title VI.

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.

The Title IX regulation describes the conduct that violates Title IX. Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, and discrimination based on pregnancy. To enforce Title IX, the U.S. Department of Education maintains an Office for Civil Rights, with headquarters in Washington, DC and 12 offices across the United States.

Non-discrimination Statement:

In keeping with its long-standing traditions and policies, Pleasant Hill Elementary School considers students, employees, applicants for admission or employment, and those seeking access to school programs on the basis of individual merit. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law (including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972).

The school official responsible for coordinating compliance with this Notice of Nondiscrimination is Brad Buffkin, Assistant Principal. Mr. Buffkin also serves as the school's Title VI, Title XI, and Section 504 coordinator.  You may contact Mr. Buffkin by emailing bbuffkin1@ccschools.k12tn.net, by calling 931-277-3677, or by writing to Brad Buffkin, Pleasant Hill Elementary School, PO Box 10, Pleasant Hill, 38578.