Title IX Information & Resources

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX) provides: “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 Carteret County Public School System is fully committed to honoring, implementing, and enforcing the provisions of Title IX. Equal opportunities for participation in our educational programs, regardless of sex, are provided. Title IX protects both students and employees.  Discrimination based on sex, which includes sexual harassment and sexual violence, is prohibited. Areas of the Carteret County Public School System where Title IX may have application include fundamental access to our educational programs, athletics, the arts, and employment.

The Title IX Coordinator for the Carteret County Public School System is as follows:

Title IX Coordinator:  Richard Paylor, Asst. Superintendent of Administration & Operations
Office Address:  
Carteret County Schools, 107 Safrit Drive, Beaufort, NC 28516
Email Address:   richard.paylor@carteretk12.org
Phone Number:  252.728.4583  ext. 160139

Complaints relating to discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, may be filed with him, or may be brought to the attention of teachers or principals.  Teachers or principals receiving a complaint, or who reasonably suspect occurrence of discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment or sexual violence, are required to report the same to the Title IX Coordinator.

A person may also file a complaint regarding an alleged violation of Title IX with the U.S.
Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”).

The contact information for the OCR office with jurisdiction over North Carolina is:

Office for Civil Rights, District of Columbia Office
US Department of Education
4000 Maryland Ave, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1475

Phone Number: 202.453.6020
TDD: 800.877.8339
Fax Number: 202.453.6021
Email Address: OCR.DC@ed.gov