Title IX Process

  • The Board of the Columbus School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education program or activity and is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. The requirement not to discriminate in its education program or activity extends to admission and employment. The District’s Title IX administrators are:

    Title IX Decision Maker

    Nathan Knitt
    Director of Business Services
    200 W. School Street
    Columbus WI 53925
    NKnitt@columbus.k12.wi.us
    (920) 623-5950

    Title IX Coordinator

    Lisa Blochwitz
    Director of Student Services
    200 W. School Street
    Columbus WI 53925
    lblochwitz@columbus.k12.wi.us
    (920) 623-5950

    Title IX Investigator

    Becky Schmidt
    Director of Curriculum & Instruction
    200 W. School Street
    Columbus WI 53925
    bschmidt@columbus.k12.wi.us
    (920) 623-5950

    Any inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations to the District may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, or both.

    The Board has adopted a grievance process that provides for the prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints alleging any action that is prohibited by Title IX and/or its implementing regulations. The grievance process is included in Policy 2260 – Nondiscrimination Access to Equal Education Opportunity. The grievance process specifically addresses how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of Sexual Harassment, and how the District will respond.