Title IX Information
The Walton County School Board does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, or age in the provision of educational opportunities or employment opportunities and benefits. The School Board does not discriminate on the basis of sex, which also includes sexual harassment, pursuant to the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The right not to be discriminated against extends to both employees and students of the Walton County School District. More information about Title IX can be found in Walton County School Board Policy 2.71: Title IX Policy Prohibiting Sexual Harassment and Sexual Discrimination.
Title IX Contacts
The following personnel should be contacted for inquiries regarding Title IX:
For Employees: Please contact Ms. Candy Bodie, Human Resources Director, at 850.892.1100, ext. 1309; [email protected]; or at 145 Park Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435.
For Students: Please contact Ms. Sharon Wheeless, Coordinator of Instructional Support Services, at 850.892.1100, ext. 1827; [email protected]; or at 145 Park Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435.
For any Title IX related matters, whether involving employees and/or students, you can also contact Dr. Jennifer Hawthorne, the District’s Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Superintendent at 850.892.1100, ext. 1301; [email protected]; or at 145 Park Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435.
Title IX Training Information
All contacts above have been trained and certified through ATIXA, the Association of Title IX Administrators. ATIXA’s training materials can be found at their website.