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Title IX Nondiscrimination

Ouray Nondiscrimination Statement

The Ouray School District R-1 is committed to providing a safe learning and work environment where all members of the school community are treated with dignity and respect. The schools in the district are subject to all federal and state laws and constitutional provisions prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, ancestry or need for special education services. Accordingly, no otherwise qualified student, employee, applicant for employment or member of the public shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to unlawful discrimination under any district program or activity on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex (which includes marital status), sexual orientation, disability or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age and genetic information is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law.

Title IX Coordinator

Bernie Pierce, Activities and Athletics Director
bpearce@ouray.k12.co.us | (970) 325-4505

Complaint Procedures

Students and parents/guardians (on student’s behalf) may file a complaint. Complaints must be filed in writing and turned in to the Title IX Coordinator. All staff are required to forward received complaints to the Title IX Coordinator. The district strictly prohibits retaliation against anyone who files a complaint or participates in an investigation.

Staff Training

Ouray staff will receive annual training on sexual harassment and staff conduct. Specific roles in complaint process investigation will take place in the Fall of 2020, supported by the Colorado Department of Education and the Colorado School District Self Insurance Pool (CSDSIP), including the following training.



Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator or to the Denver Office for Civil Rights.

Denver Office for Civil Rights
Region VIII Office
U.S. Department of Education
Phone: 303-844-5695
Email: Denver@ed.gov