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Title IX

We are committed to maintaining an education and work environment that is free from discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment. 

Non-Discrimination Notice

South Washington County Schools (Independent District 833) does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities and it is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, 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. District 833 is committed to maintaining an education and work environment that is free from discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment..

The Director of Human Resources, Kevin Witherspoon (651-425-6255 -kwithers@sowashco.org) is the designated Title IX Coordinator and has also been designated to respond to employment-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. Abby Baker, Assistant Director of Human Resources (651-425-6279 - abaker3@sowashco.org) is the Title IX Alternate Coordinator. The Assistant Superintendents, Tyrone Brookins (651-425-6208 - tbrookin@sowashco.org), Kelly Jansen (651-425-6203 - kjansen@sowashco.org), & Kristine Schaefer (651-425-6354 - kschaef2@sowashco.org) have been designated to respond to student-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Special Education, Anna Braun (651-423-7202 - abraun1@sowashco.org) has been designated to respond to inquiries concerning the rights of a student with a disability. The mailing address for all directors and assistant superintendents is 7362 E Point Douglas Dr S, Cottage Grove, MN 55016. Title IX inquiries may also be referred to the Assistant Secretary of the US Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

Title IX Student Policy, Form and Overview

Title IX Coordinators

Primary Coordinator

Kevin Witherspoon, EdD, SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resources
651-425-6255
kwithers@sowashco.org
7362 E. Point Douglas Road S. 
Cottage Grove, MN 55016

Alternate Coordinator

Abby Baker, SHRM-SCP
Assistant Director of Human Resources
651-425-6279
abaker3@sowashco.org
7362 E. Point Douglas Road S. 
Cottage Grove, MN 55016