Title IX

What is Title IX?


Title IX is a federal law, enacted in 1972: 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.

Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in educational programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance.  Sex-based discrimination can include sexual assault, gender-based harassment, relationship violence, stalking, sexual harassment, bullying, retaliation, etc.

The School Board of Bay County does not tolerate sexual misconduct or harassment that occurs on or off campus and will take prompt steps to:



Reports and Complaints

Individuals may report information on his/her own behalf or on behalf of another.  Individuals are encouraged to promptly report incidents of discriminatory or harassing conduct to his/her Principal or the Title IX Coordinator so that the conduct can be addressed before it becomes severe, pervasive, or persistent.  You may submit a complaint by mail, email, phone, or fax. Please use the linked form below if you wish to submit a complaint. 

Title IX Complaint 

Next Steps

Following a complaint being filed, the school and/or Title IX Coordinator will reach out to the individual affected by the misconduct, provide resources, information, and promptly begin appropriate steps to investigate. Upon completing the investigation, the outcome will be shared with all stakeholders.

Grievance/Appeal Procedures

The District has established a set of provisions to provide a fair process for complainants and respondents, while ensuring protections under Title IX within a reasonable time. If the individual does not agree with the final determination made by the school or has concerns of noncompliance with Title IX or actions that would be prohibited by Title IX, he/she may appeal the determination by contacting the Title IX Coordinator.

 Title IX Appeal Procedures

Contact information for the Title IX Coordinator

Holly Buchanan

1311 Balboa Avenue

Panama City, Florida 32404




1311 Balboa Avenue
Panama City, FL 32401
(850) 767-4100
William V Husfelt III
Superintendent, Bay District Schools
Office of the Superintendent
Shirley Baker
Equity Coordinator