• Title IX Coordinator


    Deborah Dockens

    Deborah Dockens, Ed.D.
    Chief Human Resources Officer and Title IX Coordinator
    Ramsey Building, 1200 N Old Decatur Rd Fort Worth, TX 76179
    817-232-0880 | T9Coordinator@ems-isd.net

  • Nondiscrimination Statement

    In its efforts to promote nondiscrimination and as required by law, the district does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sex, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law in providing education services, activities, and programs, including Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs.

    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 of 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, or gender-based harassment:

    Dr. Deborah Dockens, Chief Human Resources Officer, 1200 Old Decatur Road Fort Worth, TX 76179, 817-232-0880. T9Coordinator@ems-isd.net.

    Any individual may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, at any time, including during non-business hours, by mail, phone email or via Let’s Talk.

    During district business hours, reports may also be made in person. Upon the district receiving notice or an allegation of sex-based harassment, the Title IX Coordinator will promptly respond in accordance with the process described at FFH(LOCAL).

    To view an electronic copy of the District’s Title IX polices FFH (LEGAL) and (LOCAL) and DIA (LEGAL) and (LOCAL), please go to the Board of Education page and select the Board Policy tab.  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 Dr. Deborah Dockens at T9Coordinator@ems-isd.net

    Upon receiving an allegation of sex-based harassment, the Title IX Coordinator will promptly respond in accordance with board polices FFH and DIA.  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.

    Other federal laws that prohibit discrimination include Title VI, Section 504, the Age Discrimination Act, the Boy Scouts Act, and Title II.

    The following district representatives have been designated to address other concerns or inquiries about other kinds of discrimination.

    For concerns regarding discrimination on the basis of disability, see the ADA/Section 504 Coordinator: Dr. Heather L. Hughes, Executive Director of Special Programs, 1200 Old Decatur Road Fort Worth, TX 76179, 817-232-0880.

    Title IX Training and Resources

    All materials used to train Title IX personnel are available below.