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 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.

    Dr. Tania Stoker
    Title IX Compliance Officer and Coordinator / Assistant Superintendent
    Northern Lehigh School District
    1201 Shadow Oaks Lane 
    Slatington, PA 18080
    Email: TitleIX@nlsd.org   
    Phone: 610-767-9800 opt 3
    FAX: 610-767-9826

Title IX Investigators

  • Mr. James Schnyderite, Principal
    Peters Elementary School
    4055 Friedens Road
    Slatington, PA 18080
    Email: jschnyderite@nlsd.org
    Phone: 610-767-9827
    FAX: 610-767-9857

    Mr. Todd Breiner, Principal
    Slatington Elementary School
    1201 Shadow Oaks Lane
    Slatington, PA 18080
    Email: tbreiner@nlsd.org 
    Phone: 610-767-9821
    FAX: 610-767-9808

    Mr. David Hauser, Principal
    Northern Lehigh Middle School
    600 North Diamond Street
    Slatington, PA 18080
    Email: dhauser@nlsd.org
    Phone: 610-767-9812
    FAX: 610-767-9850

    Dr. Lori Bali, Principal
    Northern Lehigh High School
    1 Bulldog Lane
    Slatington, PA 18080
    Email: lbali@nlsd.org 
    Phone: 610-767-9832
    FAX: 610-767-9848

    Mrs. Sherri Molitoris, Business Manager/HR
    Northern Lehigh School Distirct
    1201 Shadow Oaks Lane
    Slatington, PA 18080
    Email: smolitoris@nlsd.org  
    Phone: 610-767-9806
    FAX: 610-767-9809

Title IX Training Materials

Non-Discrimination in Programs and Employment Policy

  • The Northern 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’s Title IX Officer, Northern Lehigh School District, 1201 Shadow Oaks Lane, Slatington, PA at 610-767-9800.