ALVA Title IX and Non-Discrimination Notice

Non-Discrimination Policy:

Alabama Virtual Academy (ALVA) is committed to providing an environment that is free from all forms of sex discrimination, which includes sex discrimination, sexual harassment (including sexual violence), as regulated by Title IX, and to insuring the accessibility of appropriate grievance procedures for addressing all complaints regarding all forms of sex discrimination and sexual harassment. ALVA reserves the authority to independently deal with sex discrimination and sexual harassment whenever becoming aware of their potential existence, regardless of whether a complaint has been lodged in accordance with the grievance procedure. ALVA reserves the authority to address sex discrimination and sexual harassment even if the same, similar or related circumstances are also being addressed under another policy, whether of ALVA or another entity. Furthermore, ALVA reserves the right to pursue sexual misconduct violations that fall outside of the scope of Title IX based on ALVA’s judgment that the alleged actions are contrary to any part of its code of conduct or employee handbook.

Sex Discrimination and Sexual Harassment means conduct of a sexual nature that meets any of following:

Sex discrimination occurs when a person, because of their sex, is denied participation in or the benefits of any education program or activity that receives federal financial assistance.

Sexual harassment means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:

1) A school employee conditioning education benefits on participation in unwelcome sexual conduct (i.e., quid pro quo); or

 2) Unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would determine is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the school's education program or activity; or

3) Sexual assault (as defined in the Clery Act), dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking as defined in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). Sexual harassment can be verbal, nonverbal or physical.

Alabama Virtual Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to designated youth groups (U.S. Department of Education, 2010). The Alabama Virtual Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to education, applications, and employment.  

Any individual, who believes they may have experienced any form of sex discrimination or sexual harassment, or discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age who believes that they have observed such actions taking place, may receive information and assistance regarding the School’s policies and reporting procedures from any of the following:

Title IX Coordinator:

Shawndrisa Malone, School Counselor
831 W. Washington Street
Eufaula, Alabama 36027
334-689-5059 Ext. 1002
Smalone@alvirtual.org

Additionally, you may contact the Office of Civil Rights by calling 1-800-421-3481.

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100

Complainants may file a complaint with OCR using OCR’s electronic complaint form at the following website: https://ocrcas.ed.gov/

Title IX Grievance Procedure