Title IX – Report Concerns

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Your Right to Speak Up about Gender Bias & Sexual Misconduct

As we all come together to ensure the safety and well-being of our students, staff, and families, it’s critical to notice and speak up about unfair treatment and inappropriate behavior, like bias-based actions and sexual misconduct. By speaking out, we can ensure our schools are safe, welcoming, and fair for everyone, as required by laws against discrimination.

You have options for reporting these issues, and it’s up to you whether you want to share your name or keep it confidential. Just remember, reporting doesn’t mean you have to be part of further investigations. It’s against the law to punish or mistreat anyone for sharing something they’ve witnessed or experienced.

If you experience or witness a bias-based incident and/or sexual misconduct, we urge you to report it either



  • By talking to an official or trusted school staff member

Karen Ferrandino, Title IX Coordinator
Director of Student Services
Office of the Superintendent
113 North Main Street, Office C101
South Deerfield, MA 01373-1026
Phone: 413-665-1155, x7710

Any Trusted Adult in the Building, for example:
Principals and Vice Pricipals
Adjustment Counselors
Resource Officer
School Nurses
Classroom Teachers

  • By calling other official organizations
The Mass. Commission Against Discrimination
436 Dwight Street, Room 220
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: (413) 739-2145
TTY: (617) 994-6196
Office for Civil Rights (U.S. Department of Education)
5 Post Office Square, 8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109.
Phone: 800-421-3481
The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
John F. Kennedy Bldg.
475 Government Center
Boston, MA 02203.
Phone: 1-800-669-4000
TTY: 1-800-669-6820
ASL: 1-844-234-5122