Title IX Information

Equal Opportunity Institution

Godfrey-Lee Public Schools, as an Equal Opportunity Institution, complies with federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination and harassment, including Title IV and Title VII (with amendments) of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Veterans Readjustment Act of 1974 as amended 38 USC 20-12 and the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990. It is the policy of the school board that no person shall be discriminated against in educational programs and activities, employment, or admission, on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, height, weight, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, pregnancy, disability or veteran status.

Complaint Procedure

Any student, employee or community member of the District who believes that his/her/their civil rights have been violated should immediately contact the District's Civil Rights Coordinator. All complaints of discrimination will be investigated, and the results of the investigation and any action taken will be communicated to the parties. If any of the involved parties have questions concerning the progress of the investigation or actions taken by the District to remediate any discrimination, please contact one of the District's Title IX Coordinators (listed below).

Title IX Complaints

Sexual harassment of school District elected officials or candidates for the Board of Education, District employees, vendors, contractors or others doing business with the District, students, parent(s)/ guardian(s), invitees, volunteers or guests, will not be tolerated. All District employees have a responsibility to report known or suspected instances of sexual harassment that occurs at any location, event, or circumstances over which GLPS has control within the United States one of the District's Title IX Coordinators (listed below).  To see the District’s Sexual Harassment policies, please see our Board Policies Section above.

Formal complaints filed either by the Complainant or the Title IX Coordinator will be promptly and thoroughly investigated in accordance with the District’s grievance procedure.  The complaint and grievance process can be found in the Sexual Harassment policies, please see our Board Policies Section above.

No Retaliation Policy

Retaliation by anyone against an individual who has reported improper conduct, including sexual harassment, is strictly forbidden. If the complainant believes that anyone is retaliating against them in any way, they must notify their supervisor, building principal and/or one of the District's Title IX Coordinators (listed below) immediately.

Employee Title IX Training

The Title IX Coordinator, anyone investigating a complaint of sexual harassment, anyone making a final decision based on an investigation report, and anyone hearing an appeal of a decision based on an investigation report shall be trained in the Title IX law and regulations, the investigation procedures and requirements, the decision making process, and the appeal process.  The training materials are located here.

Please click here to access the Title IX - Sexual Harassment Comprehensive Training. 

GLPS Title IX Coordinator Contact Information

Candy VanBuskirk, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum
1324 Burton St SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
cvanbuskirk@godfrey-lee.org
616-241-4722 x5336

Marcus Bradstreet, Director of Finance & Human Resources
1324 Burton St SW
Wyoming, MI 49509
mbradstreet@godfrey-lee.org
616-241-4722 x5330

Compliance Reports

Title IX 2019 Compliance Reports - Approved June 17, 2019
Title IX Memo to BOE
Verification of Forms

Student Interest Survey Results
Annual Compliance Report
Gender Equity Compliance Audit Coaches Surveys/Findings Results Memo