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Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is the major statute prohibiting sex discrimination in education. It states:

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 educational program or activity receiving federal assistance.

Federal regulations for title IX were issued in 1975 and prohibit discrimination in:

  • admissions
  • access to courses and other educational activities
  • scholastic intercollegiate, club, or intramural athletics
  • physical education
  • based on marital or parental status or pregnancy
  • sex discrimination (employees and students)
  • sexual harassment (employees and students)

Anti-Discrimination Statement

The St. Mary’s County Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, or disability in matters affecting employment or in providing access to programs.  Inquiries related to this policy may be addressed to the Assistant Superintendent of Fiscal Services and Human Resources, St. Mary's County Public Schools, 23160 Moakley Street, Suite 107, Leonardtown, Maryland 20650.  The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies:

Contact Information:

Students, parents/legal guardians, and community members may report allegations of harassment to the School Title IX Coordinator:

Mr. Mattera


Leonardtown Middle School
24015 Point Lookout Road
Leonardtown, MD 20650

301-475-0230 ext. 45110


Links & Resources

To obtain a copy of the District’s Title IX policies, including the grievance process that complies with 34 C.F.R. § 106.45(b) of the 2020 Title IX Regulations, please contact : 

Rhonda Hunt
District Title IX Coordinator

301-475-5511 ext. 32199

If you require a more accessible version of any of these resources, please let us know.


Title IX School Coordinator Training

Investigator Title IX SY21 Training


Safe Schools Incident Reporting

Bullying Harassment Intimidation Reporting Form

Bullying Harassment or Intimidation Reporting Form Spanish

Title IX Brochure (revised July 2023)