Title IX

In accordance with Title IX regulations, the Maryland School for the Deaf (MSD) maintains a strong commitment to nondiscrimination in all educational programs, activities, and employment practices.
MSD does not discriminate on the basis of sex, including in admissions and transfer requests. While certain provisions of Title IX Regulations (Subpart C) do not directly apply to K-12 institutions like MSD, the school remains steadfast in its dedication to providing an inclusive and equitable environment for all.
To ensure compliance and address any questions or concerns related to sex-based discrimination, including issues such as sexual harassment, assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and gender-based harassment, MSD has designated and authorized a Title IX Coordinator. This individual serves as a point of contact for anyone within the school community seeking assistance or information regarding Title IX matters.
Title IX Coordinator
Latasha Bacote-Owens, Ed.D.
Office Address
101 Clarke Place, Frederick, MD 21705
Email Address
Phone Number
(VP) 240-575-1031  |  (V) 301-360-2042
Individuals may report instances of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, at any time, including during non-business hours, by email, phone, or mail. Additionally, reports may also be made in person during school hours. Upon receiving an allegation of sex-based harassment, the Title IX Coordinator will promptly respond in accordance with MSD's policies.
Inquiries about the application of Title IX may be referred to MSD's Title IX Coordinator, the U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, and/or the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
MSD's Title IX Formal Complaint Form
Individuals alleging a violation of Title IX Sexual Harassment and requesting a formal investigation to be initiated are required to complete, sign, and submit this formal complaint form to the Title IX Coordinator following the occurrence of the alleged discrimination.
MSD's Title IX Sexual Harassment Administrative Procedures
Click on the PDF below to access MSD's administrative procedures for Title IX Sexual Harassment, including the grievance process that complies with 34 C.F.R. § 106.45(b) of the 2020 Title IX Regulations.
Title IX Training Materials
All materials used to train MSD's Title IX personnel are available below. 
This page is posted in response to 34 C.F.R. Part 106.8 of the 2020 Title IX Regulations.