Title VI and Title IX

  • Dyersburg City Schools do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

    Lyn Taylor

    Director of System Services

    Dyersburg City Schools

    731-286-3600

     

    Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity operated, funded, or overseen by the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services (DCS).

     

    Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a civil rights statute which provides: "No otherwise qualified individual with handicaps in the United States...shall, solely by reason of his/her handicap, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.

     

    Title IX of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    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.

     

    How to file a complaint

    Contact: Lyn Taylor

    Director of System's Services for Dyersburg City Schools

    509 Lake Road, Dyersburg, TN 38024

    (731)286-3600

    Complaints or grievances filed directly with DCS may be filed locally with the designated regional or facility Title VI/IX representative, the DCS Legislative and Constituent’s Office or directly with the Office of Civil Rights within one hundred-eighty (180) days from the date of the alleged discrimination or adverse action. 


    All complaints are forwarded to the Office of Civil Rights within two (2) business days of the receipt of any complaint by any DCS employee or representative. 


    The Office of Civil Rights: a) Notifies the complainant of receipt of the complaint; 
b) The notification is accomplished by the most expedient means available, including e-mail, fax, or telephone call documented in writing and confirmed by letter; and c) The notification includes a request for a time and date an investigator can reach the complainant by telephone or in person to discuss the complaint. 


    A complaint is filed in writing, within one hundred-eighty (180) days of the alleged discrimination or adverse action. The complaint should be filed on form CS-0636, Title VI Complaint available on the department’s Forms Webpage and at the schools’ offices. The complaint may also be filed in a letter stating the elements of the complaint. The person to whom the complaint is made documents the elements of the complaint in writing if the complainant is unable or unwilling to file the complaint in writing. The complaint must contain the following information:

    1. Name address and phone number of the complainant; 

    2. Location and name of the agency, facility, or office where the alleged discrimination took place; 

    3. Identification of the agency staff alleged to have engaged in discrimination; 

    4. The elements of the event(s) that led to belief discrimination occurred; 

    5. The basis of the complaint (i.e. race, color or national origin, etc.); 

    6. Names, addresses and phone numbers of people who may have knowledge of the event; and 

    7. The date(s) the alleged discriminatory event(s) occurred.