Bullying, Harassment and Discrimination Policies

Title IX Coordinator:

Jovin Girard
Room 258
860 695-9258

District Title IX Coordinator:

Joanne Tremblay-Jackson
860 695-8725


Non-Discrimination Policy
The conditions or privileges of employment in the school district, including the wages, hours, terms and benefits, shall be applied without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, disability, marital status, present or past history of mental disorder, intellectual disability, learning disability or physical disability, or abilities unrelated to the performance of the duties of the position. The board of education seeks to extend the advantages of public education with full equality of educational opportunity to all students and personnel. The board, any employee or any other person may not aid or compel the performance of an unfair labor practice as defined by law.
The board will not make employment decisions related to hiring, assignment, compensation, promotion, demotion, disciplinary action and terminations on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, disability or genetic information, except in the case of a bona fide occupational qualification.
For the purposes of this policy, “genetic information” means the information about genes, gene products, or inherited characteristics that may derive from an individual or family member. (See HPS Policy 4118.1/4218.1.)

Title IX
Title IX remains a critical federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination. It protects male and female students and employees in any educational entity that receives federal funds. The preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that:
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.”
Any student claiming to have been discriminated against on the basis of sex by the policies or practices of the Hartford Board of Education, or any of its employees or agents, should follow the Hartford Board of Education Policy 5163.1 when filing a complaint. Any academic or non-academic employee claiming to have been discriminated against on the basis of sex by the policies or practices of the Hartford Board of Education, or any of its employees or agents, should follow the Hartford Board of Education Policy 4118.31 when filing a complaint. In order to begin an official complaint, please complete the Report form, and send to the building Title IX Coordinator (see link to school-based list below).

Click here for the Hartford Public Schools Complaint Form.
Title IX requires that each public school district, as well as state-approved non-public special education programs, have at least one person designated as the Title IX Coordinator, to coordinate compliance with the law.


Office of Civil Rights:
Office of Civil Rights
United States Department of Education
5 Post Office Square
8th Floor
Boston, MA 02109-3921
(617) 289-0111


Click here to go to the Connecticut State Department of Education page on Title IX Gender Equity and Sexual Harassment



Parent Communication Protocol

In the event that you have a question or concern about your child’s academics or behavior, please feel free to reach out to us at Classical.  The best tool for ensuring student success is by creating a strong system of communication between staff and families.

    • Contact the teacher, coach, or other staff member by phone or email. 
    • If you are not able to reach a satisfactory agreement with the teacher, please reach out to your child’s Assistant Principal
      • Ms. Papas, 860-695-9230

    • If you still need assistance, or if the matter is severe, please reach out directly to the Principal, Brooke Lafreniere: Brooke.Lafreniere@hartfordschools.org, 860-695-9100.
    • Most issues can best be solved at the basic level, since the teachers and coaches interact most directly with the students.  They know the ins-and-outs of the curriculum, and they can best explain what the student is (or is not) doing in class.
      • As a staff, we try to return all calls and emails by the end of the next school day, but some issues (such as absence or emergency) may cause a delay.  Please try to reach that individual again before going up the ladder.  We all appreciate your patience!