Non-Discrimination Policy - Title IX Compliance

The Waxahachie Independent School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, national origin, ethnic identity, sex, gender identity, disability, handicap, age, religion, sexual orientation, or homelessness for employment, admission to, or participation in its programs and activities.  WISD does not tolerate any form of discrimination, intimidation, threat, bullying, coercion, and/or harassment that insults the dignity of others by interfering with their ability or freedom to learn and work.

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:

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 education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.

Waxahachie ISD’s Title IX administrators have attended multiple pieces of training hosted by Walsh Gallegos Trevino Russo & Kyle, PC., and Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Muñoz P.C.  Specifically, find the materials from Eichelbaum’s “New Title IX Rules and Regulations” series online in compliance with Section 106.45(b)(10)(i)(D) of the new Title IX regulations.  The District designates the following individuals to coordinate its efforts to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as amended, to prevent discrimination against students based on sex, including sexual harassmentQuestions or concerns about sexual discrimination and sexual harassment should first be directed to the campus Title IX coordinator of the campus where concern about such discrimination has occurred. The campus Title IX coordinators for each campus are as follows:


Turner Pre-Kindergarten

Normel Gilliam, principal

Clift Elementary

Christy Bragg, assistant principal

Dunaway Elementary

Kristen Hughes, assistant principal

Felty Elementary

Ashley Gabbard, assistant principal

Marvin Elementary

Michelle Bartosh, assistant principal

Northside Elementary

Erica Brown, assistant principal

Shackelford Elementary

Traci Gilby, assistant principal

Simpson Elementary

Krystal Cortez, assistant principal

Wedgeworth Elementary

Laura Thompson, assistant principal

Wilemon STEAM

Jessica Nelson, assistant principal

Coleman Junior High

Blake Harrison, assistant principal

Finley Junior High

Jenni McLemore, assistant principal

Howard Junior High

Karina White, assistant principal

Waxahachie High School

Randall Buck, assistant principal

Sean Cagleassistant principal

Waxahachie HSoC • Challenge

Al Benskin, director

Waxahachie Global HS

Jerry Lozier, assistant principal

Click the above-named individuals to email them directly.  Questions or concerns about discrimination against students and sexual harassment may also be directed to the district Title IX coordinator, Lee Auvenshine.
Questions or concerns about discrimination on the basis of disability should be directed to the district ADA/Section 504 coordinator, Ginger Robinson.