Statement from CISD

The Coppell Independent School District (“Coppell ISD” or “District”) is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and to the provision of equity in its educational programs, services and activities for all students and employees. The District prohibits discrimination, including harassment, and retaliation in any of its programs, activities, services, or other operations against any student or employee.

It is the rule of Coppell ISD that no person may be denied admission or be denied participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be discriminated against in any District program or activity or employment because of the person's race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, disability, age, or on any other basis prohibited by state or federal law. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination and/or harassment as defined by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. 

Coppell ISD does not tolerate acts of discrimination or harassment. These activities are offensive and inappropriate in the school environment. District employees are held to the highest standards, and may be held individually liable for discriminating or harassing behavior - or for allowing students to discriminate or harass each other, and may be subject adverse employment action, up to and including termination, if District Policy has been violated.  Furthermore, any student who engages in harassment or discrimination, or retaliates against another person because of a harassment/discrimination report or participation in an investigation, is also subject to immediate discipline, up to and including suspension and expulsion from Coppell ISD in accordance with the District’s Student Code of Conduct. 

If a student, parent, employee, or volunteer believes that he or she has been harassed or discriminated against or are aware of violations of the District harassment and discrimination policy, they should report the alleged violations as soon as possible to the Student and Staff Services Director, ADA/Section 504 Coordinator, or Executive Director of Human Resources as appropriate: 

Student and Staff Services
Name: Jennifer Villines
Position: Director of Student and Staff Services
Address: 200 South Denton Tap Road, Coppell, TX 75019
Email: Title IX coordinator (jvillines@coppellisd.com)
Telephone: (214) 496-6000

Director of Intervention Services and 504
Name: Debbie Gauntt
Position: Director of Intervention Services and 504
Address: 200 S. Denton Tap Road, Coppell, TX 75019
Email: ADA/Section 504 coordinator (dgauntt@coppellisd.com)
Telephone: (214) 496-6000

Executive Director of Human Resources
Name: Kelly Mires
Position: Executive Director of Human Resources
Address: 200 S. Denton Tap Road, Coppell, TX 75019
Email: (kmires@coppellisd.com)
Telephone: (214) 496-6000

The District will investigate allegations of harassment and discrimination complaints promptly, thoroughly, and impartially. District Policy is available online, at https://pol.tasb.org/Home/Index/373.