Rio Rancho Public Schools Non-Discrimination Statement (Title IX)

The following information is provided in response to 34 C.F.R. Part 106.8 of the 2020 Title IX Regulations, mandating notice of a nondiscrimination policy and adoption and publication of grievance procedures that provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints. In accordance with Title IX, the district does not, and is required not to, discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities. The requirement not to discriminate extends to employment. As a school district serving students in kindergarten through grade 12, the district is not subject to provisions in Title IX Regulations (Subpart C) prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in admissions and recruitment. However, the district does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admissions or transfer requests.

The district has designated and authorized the following employee as the Title IX Coordinator to address concerns or inquiries regarding discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and gender-based harassment:

Title IX Coordinator: Tonna Burgos, Executive Director, Student Services
Physical Address: 500 Laser Rd.NE Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone: (505) 896-0667

Title IX Coordinator: Mike Chavez, Executive Director for Human Resources
Address: 500 Laser Rd. NE, Rio Rancho, NM 87124
Phone: (505) 896-0667

Any individual may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, at any time, including during non-business hours, by mail, phone, or email. Reports can also be made:

During district business hours, reports may also be made in person.  Please click here to view an electronic copy of the District’s Title IX policies.

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 a Title IX Coordinator or the District Record's Custodian at this link.

Upon receiving an allegation of sex-based harassment, the Title IX Coordinator will promptly respond in accordance with federal law and District policies.

Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be referred to the district’s Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both.

Title IX Training Materials
All materials used to train Title IX personnel are available at this link, available for inspection upon request by contacting the District's Records Custodian.