Henderson ISD responds to Title 9 violations - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Henderson ISD responds to Title 9 violations

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 4 teens hospitalized following crash

    4 teens hospitalized following crash

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:12 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:12:51 GMT
    Four Region 8 teenagers were hospitalized Monday afternoon after their SUV slammed into a tree.
    Four Region 8 teenagers were hospitalized Monday afternoon after their SUV slammed into a tree.

  • Oops! Wrong number: scam artist dials sheriff's deputy

    Oops! Wrong number: scam artist dials sheriff's deputy

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:39:50 GMT
    The man on the other end of the line claimed he was a Publishers Clearing House representative and that Dustin Norwood had won $2.5 million dollars and a 2015 Mercedes Benz C Class automobile. What the caller did not know is Norwood is a deputy with the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.
    The man on the other end of the line claimed he was a Publishers Clearing House representative and that Dustin Norwood had won $2.5 million dollars and a 2015 Mercedes Benz C Class automobile. What the caller did not know is Norwood is a deputy with the Craighead County Sheriff's Office.
  • Player fakes death during fake punt, fakes no one

    Player fakes death during fake punt, fakes no one

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:17 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:17:48 GMT

    Arkansas State snapped the ball for what looked like a punt from their opponent's 40-yard line, and receiver Booker Mays clutched his hands to his chest and toppled backward to the turf.

    Arkansas State snapped the ball for what looked like a punt from their opponent's 40-yard line, and receiver Booker Mays clutched his hands to his chest and toppled backward to the turf.

HENDERSON, TX (KLTV) -

Released by Henderson ISD:

In December of 2010, a student at Henderson High School reported an alleged sexual assault.  HHS administrators contacted the Henderson Police Department and cooperated with the police and district attorney on the investigation.  After examining the evidence and conducting interviews, the police and district attorney investigation concluded with no criminal charges and determined the sexual conduct to be consensual. 

Title IX requires that a school district conduct an independent investigation regardless of whether a criminal investigation concerning the same allegation is pending.  HISD has revised investigation procedures to meet Title IX requirements and continues to be committed to providing a safe environment for all of our students.  HISD has entered into a resolution agreement with the Office of Civil Rights and is dedicated to achieving the specified action items.


 

The Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Education has found that an East Texas school district has violated title nine-- the federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in schools.

In December of 2010, a student at Henderson High School reported that she was sexually assaulted on campus by another student.

The office of civil rights ruled that Henderson ISD discriminated against the student for failing to independently investigate the assault she reported.

The district was also found in violation because the student was sent to a disciplinary program after she reported the assault.

Henderson ISD must now carry out 13 action items designed to ensure no student endures anything like that ever again.

To see the documents regarding this case on the ACLU website, click here.

Copyright 2012 KLTV. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.