Equal Employment, Non-Discrimination, Anti-Racism, and Title IX

Equal Employment Opportunity

Discrimination against an otherwise qualified individual with a disability or any individual by reason of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, or national origin is prohibited. Efforts will be made in recruitment and employment to ensure equal opportunity in employment for all qualified persons.

All reports or grievances regarding discrimination in employment other than those regarding discrimination on the basis of sex should be directed to the Superintendent's office of compliance. All complaints or reports of discrimination on the basis of sex shall be directed to the Title IX Coordinator.

Anti-Racism Anti-Oppression Portal

Students, families, and community members can report school-based incidents of racial bias by completing a report by filling out the link located here. This report is open to anyone and can be used to report incidents of racism, injustice, or discrimination against anyone in the school setting.

Title IX Notice of Non-Discrimination

The District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities it operates, and, as a recipient of federal funding, the District is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681, et seq., and federal regulations published in 34 C.F.R. Part 106, pursuant thereto, not to discriminate in such a manner. The requirement not to discriminate in the education programs or activities extends to admission and to employment, and to Sexual Harassment. Any inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations to the District may be referred to the District’s Title IX Coordinator(s) or to the Assistant Secretary of the federal Department of Education, or both.

The AMSD completed Title IX training with staff on Wednesday, July 28, 2021. This training was completed by Ms. Tamie Pargas with Poms & Associates. In addition, training for the Decision Maker and Investigators was provided by Laura Castille, Esq.

  • Mr. Jonathan Acrey is the Title IX Coordinator

  • Mr. Joshua Adams and Ms. Samantha Arrington are Title IX Investigators

  • Dr. Warman Hall s the Title IX Decision Maker

  • Mrs. Lauren Laws handles Title IX Appeals

The training that was completed is proprietary to Poms & Associates. Due to this, to review Title IX training materials that are used with AMSD staff please contact the AMSD Title IX Coordinator.

Preventing Improper Use of Taxpayer Funds

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts audits, investigations, and inspections of educational programs and operations, and has criminal investigators nationwide who conduct investigations of fraudulent schemes targeting the Department’s funds and/or programs. OIG is responsible for protecting the integrity of Federal education programs administered by the Department, ensuring vital funds are used for allowable and intended purposes and in accordance with all applicable requirements. Title IX, Section 9203 of Every Student Succeeds Act requires the Department’s OIG hotline contact information be publicly posted so that any individual who observes, detects, or suspects improper use of taxpayer funds can easily report such improper use.

Click here to access the OIG’s webpage

Click here to report abuse

The District Title IX Coordinator is:
Jonathan Acrey                     
Associate Superintendent of Human Resources
Aztec Municipal School District
1118 W. Aztec Blvd.
Aztec, NM 87410
505-334-9474 ext. 1011

A grievance can be initiated at any time. Please contact the Title IX coordinator above or click here.


Individuals with a disability who are unable or limited in the ability to use or access the Aztec Municipal Schools website can request an accommodation by contacting the AMSD Human resources department at: hrteam@aztec.k12.nm.us