Title IX

Bright Local District’s Title IX Information

Title IX: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

About Title I

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, often referred to as Title IX, is a Federal civil rights law.

Title IX, which began with a focus on discrimination and ensuring equity in sports, includes a major focus on prevention of and response to incidents of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

What is Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment?
Sexual Assault

Sexual assault is any unwanted, non-consensual sexual contact against any individual by force (against a person's will) or when a person cannot give consent (under the age of consent, intoxicated, developmentally disabled, mentally/physically unable to consent, etc.).
 Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is unwelcome behavior or communication that is sexual in nature when:

  • A student or employee is led to believe that he or she must submit to unwelcome sexual conduct or communications in order to gain something in return, such as a grade, a promotion, a place on a sports team, or any educational or employment decision, or
  • The conduct substantially interferes with a student's educational performance, or creates an intimidating or hostile educational or employment environment.

Know Your Rights

Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities.

All public and private elementary and secondary schools, school districts, colleges, and universities receiving any Federal funds must comply with Title IX.

For a statement describing the rights and responsibilities of victims of sexual harassment or those who are the subject of complaints, contact your school office or visit the district's Title IX tab on the district webpage. 

How to Get Help or File a Complaint

If you are not sure whether you should make a formal complaint, you can consult the Title IX coordinator at 937-378-6118 x514 or [email protected]. The Title IX coordinator can help you decide if any action needs to be taken and how best to address your situation.

If you believe that you or a BCESC student or staff member has been sexually harassed or sexually assaulted, you can report the incident(s) to any school staff member or the district's Title IX coordinator in person, in writing or via phone or email 24 hours per day.

Brown County Educational Service Center Title IX Coordinator: Donald Rabold (937-378-6118)

The Brown County Educational Service Center Title IX coordinator(s) should have knowledge of all Title IX requirements, the district's policies and procedures on sex discrimination and of all complaints throughout the district that raise Title IX Issues.

The Title IX coordinator's core responsibilities include:

  • Tracking the district's response to reports and complaints of sexual harassment
  • Determining the appropriate response and remedial action 
  • Identifying and addressing any patterns or systemic problems revealed by such reports and complaints.

Bright Local District’s Title IX Coordinators

The Superintendent shall notify applicants for admission and employment, students, parents or legal guardians of elementary and secondary school students, Board employees, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with the Board of the following information:


The Board of the Bright Local School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education program or activity, and is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. The requirement not to discriminate in its education program or activity extends to admission and employment. The District’s Title IX Coordinator(s) is/are:

Jason Iles
Whiteoak Principal
(937) 442-2241 x11121
44 N. High St., PO Box 299, Mowrystown, OH 45155
[email protected]


Alison Bach
Guidance Counselor
(937) 442-2241 x11112
44 N. High St., PO Box 299, Mowrystown, OH 45155
[email protected]


Any inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations to the District may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator(s), the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, or both. Reports may be made at any time by phone, mail, or email during business hours or non-business hours.

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