Title IX Compliance

Notice of Nondiscrimination and Equal Opportunity

Students, parents of elementary and secondary school students, employees, applicants for admission and employment and sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment with De Soto School District are hereby notified that this institution does not discriminate on the basis of sex or handicap in admission, access to,treatment, or employment in its programs and activities.Applications for admission and employment,students, parents of elementary and secondary school students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with De Soto 73 School District are hereby notified that as a political subdivision, employer,recipient of federal funds and education institution, the Board of Education is prohibited from, and hereby declares a policy against, engaging in unlawful discrimination,including harassment creating a hostile environment, on the basis of race,color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry,disability, age or use of leave protected by the “Family and Medical Leave Act”, inits programs, activities and with regard to employment, the Board is an equal opportunity employer. This notice can be made available in large print, on audiotape, and in Braille. This notice will be provided in native languages as appropriate.

Any person having inquiries concerning the De Soto 73 School District’s compliance with equal opportunity employ mentor regulations implementing The Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VI, Title IX, Section is directed to contact the following designated coordinators located at610 Vineland School Road, De Soto MO63020.

Equal Opportunity Employment – Dr. Josh Isaacson – Central Office, (636) 586-1000

The Americans with Disabilities Act – Christina Kasmarzik – (636) 586-1000

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act – Christina Kasmarzik – (636) 586-1000

Title IX of the Education Amendments of1972 – Christina Kasmarzik – (636) 586-1000

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of1973 – Debbie Killingsworth – (636) 586-1000

Homeless Students and English as Second Language – Debbie Killingsworth – (636)586-1000

Any person may also contact the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, regarding De Soto School District’s compliance with the regulations.



All employees are trained annually through SafeSchools on Title IX reporting and compliance. In addition, key members of the District Leadership Team where trained on their specific roles involved in the Title IX process. The link below includes trainings completed by members of the District Leadership Team.

 Completed Training for Title IX reporting compliance

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