Compliance Office

Compliance Office:

The Compliance office shall be responsible for conducting investigations and coordinating all complaint procedures and processes for any alleged violation of federal or state statute or Board policy prohibiting unlawful discrimination or harassment.  For more information on the policies, please visit the DCSD Policies.

Who We Are:

Aaron Henderson, Compliance Officer

620 Wilcox St.  Castle Rock, CO 80104 Email: [email protected]Work: 303-387-0127Mobile: 303-726-2811

Madison Ellis, Compliance Investigator

620 Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO 80104Email: [email protected]Work: 303-387-0129

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex, stating that:

No person in the U.S. 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.” 20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681(a)

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) enforces Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

What is District Policy on Title IX?

The Douglas County School District RE-1 policy can be found here.

Other types of discrimination:

Non-discrimination of Students:

The Board of Education is committed to the policy that no otherwise qualified student shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any District program or activity on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity, national origin, religion, or ancestry.  See DCSD Policy JBA.

Non-discrimination of Employees:

Commitment on the part of the district towards equal employment opportunity shall apply to all people without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity, disability, age, genetic information, or conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth. See DCSD Policy GBA.

Who can contact the Compliance Office?

All reports received by teachers, counselors, principals or other district employees shall be promptly forwarded to the Compliance Officer.

How do I file a complaint of discrimination?

You may submit a complaint by contacting the Compliance Office. Additionally, the Office can be contacted by filing out the Statement of Concern.  

Office Trainings:

The Equal Education and Employment Office and the Decision Makers all have special trainings related to these issues. 

Title IX Coordinator

Decision Maker 

Staff Training:

Further Resources:






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In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, the Douglas County School District RE-1 does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law. Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The School District's Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator to address complaints alleging sexual harassment under Title IX is Aaron Henderson, 620 Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, Colorado, [email protected], 303-387-0127.

Outside Agencies

Complaints regarding violations of Title VI, (race, national origin), Title IX (sex, gender), Section 504/ADA (handicap or disability), may be filed directly with the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, 1244 North Speer Blvd., Suite 310, Denver, CO 80204. Complaints regarding violations of Title VII (employment) and the ADEA (prohibiting age discrimination in employment) may be filed directly with the Federal Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 303 E. 17th Ave., Suite 510, Denver, CO 80202, or the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1050, Denver, CO 80202.

NOTICE OF DESTRUCTION OF SPECIAL EDUCATION RECORDS

Special Education records which have been collected by Douglas County School District related to the identification, evaluation, educational placement, or the provision of special education in the district, must be maintained under state and federal laws for the period of five (5) years after special education services have ended for the student. Special education services end when the student is no longer eligible for services, graduates, or completes his/her educational program at age 21, or moves from the district. This notification is to inform parents/guardians and former students of Douglas County School District's intent to destroy the special education records of students who exited special education services as of June 30, 2016. These records will be destroyed in accordance with state law unless the parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student notifies the school district otherwise. After five years, the records are no longer useful to the district, but may be useful to the parent/guardian or former student in applying for social security benefits, rehabilitation services, college entrance, etc. The parent/guardian or eligible (adult) student may request a copy of the records by requesting the records at this link ( Douglas County School District Transcripts and Records Requests ).