• What is Title IX?

    The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.

    Title IX states no person in the United States 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. Sex discrimination under Title IX includes sexual harassment and sexual violence. Sexual Harassment is defined as conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: 

    1. An employee of the recipient conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct.
    2. Any unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the recipient’s education program or activity.
    3. Sexual assault (as defined in the Clery Act), dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking as defined in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA).

    The school district’s commitment to nondiscrimination extends to students, employees, prospective employees and the community.

    Title IX concerns should be brought to the attention of the Title IX Coordinator. Inquiries regarding compliance with Title IX may be made to Equal Rights and Opportunities Director, or to the Director of Civil Rights, Department of Health, Education, Welfare, Washington, D.C.

  • Title IX Compliance Officer and Coordinator

    In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, the District has a designated Title IX Coordinator and Deputy Designees for employees, students, and athletics. The District’s Title IX Coordinator should be contacted regarding any inquiries as to the application of Title IX or filing a harassment complaint.

    Anthony Pidgeon
    Title IX Coordinator / Director of Human Resources
    Southern Lehigh School District
    5775 Main Street, Center Valley, PA  18034
    610 282-3121 (phone)
    610 282-0193 (fax)

  • Title IX Deputy Coordinators 

    Lynn Chromiak                           
    Hopewell Elementary
    Email: chromiakl@slsd.org
    610-791-0200 (phone)


    Brian Mansfield                           
    Liberty Bell Elementary
    Email: mansfieldb@slsd.org
    610-282-1850 (phone)


    Sean McGinty                           
    Joseph P. Liberati Intermediate School
    Email: mcgintys@slsd.org
    610-861-4040 (phone)


    Deanna Webb                          
    Southern Lehigh Middle School
    Email: webbd@slsd.org
    610-282-6500 (phone)


    Joshua Miller                          
    Southern Lehigh High School
    Email: millerjo@slsd.org
    610-282-1421 (phone)

  • Title IX Investigators

    Marc Zimmerman
    Athletic Director
    Southern Lehigh High School
    Email: zimmermanm@slsd.org
    610 282-1421 (phone)


    Holly DeNofa
    Assistant Principal
    Joseph P. Libearati Intermediate School
    Email: denofah@slsd.org
    610 861-4040 (phone)

    Jack Hankee                           
    Assistant Principal                                
    Southern Lehigh Middle School
    Email: hankeej@slsd.org
    610-282-3700 (phone)

    Chad Kinslow & Benjamin McConnell
    Assistant Principals
    Southern Lehigh High School
    Email: kinslowc@slsd.org, mcconnellb@slsd.org
    610-282-1421 (phone)

  • Title IX Policies

  • Title IX Training Materials

  • Non Discrimination in Programs and Employment Policy

    The Southern Lehigh School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, disability or any other legally protected classification in the employment or in the administration of any of its educational programs and activities. Announcement of this policy is in accordance with state and federal laws including Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. All inquiries concerning this policy/questions regarding specific programs, services and facilities for the handicapped should be directed to the district equal rights, Title IX officer, Southern Lehigh School District, 5775 Main Street, Center Valley, PA at 610-282-3121.