Title IX Educational Equity

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“Educational equity means that each child receives what they need to develop to their full potential”

Educational Equity is a federally mandated monitoring office for the K-12 public school system at the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction (NDDPI) that monitors civil rights compliance in accordance with the U.S. Department of Education and the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) regulations which prohibits:
  • Discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex discrimination, disability, age or religion (Title VI)
  • Discrimination on the specific basis of sex discrimination (Title IX)
  • Discrimination on the basis of disability in any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973)
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and fair employment practices (Title VII)

Contact Information
NDDPI Title IX Coordinator:
Lucy Fredericks, Director, Indian/Multicultural Education
(701) 328-1718

NDDPI Title IX Team Lead Contacts:

Stefanie Two Crow, Director, Educational Equity & Support
(701) 328-2287
Title I Part A: Program for Districts
Title I,II, III & VIII: Equitable Services for Private Schools

Lauri Nord, Program Administrator
(701) 328-2282
Title I Part D: Neglected & Delinquent

Robin Lang, Assistant Director
(701) 328-2265
Title IV Part A: Student Support and Academic Enhancement

Beth Larson Steckler, Program Administrator
(701) 328-3544
Title VII Part B: Education of Homeless Children and Youth

Ann Ellefson, Director, Academic Support
(701) 328-2488
Title II Part A: Supporting Effective Instruction

Joe Kolosky, Deputy Director, School Approval & Opportunity
(701) 328-2295
Title IV Part B: 21st Century Community Learning Centers Program

Lucy Fredericks, Director, Indian/Multicultural Education
(701) 328-1718
Title VI Part A: Indian Education

Lodee Arnold, Assistant Director, English Learner Program
(701) 328-1876
Title III Part A: Language Instruction for English Learners

Judy Gries, Administrator, Migrant Education
(701) 328-2170
Title I Part C: Migrant Education

Gerry Teevens, Director, Special Education
(701) 328-2692
IDEA: Special Education

Rob Bauer, Director, Assessment
(701) 328-2224
Title I Part B: State Assessment Grant

Office for Civil Rights (OCR) - email
Region VIII (Denver Office)
U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Cesar East Chavez Memorial Building
1244 Speer Boulevard, Suite 310
Denver, Colorado 80204-3582
Phone: (303) 844-5695
Fax: (303) 844-4303
TDD: (877) 521-2172


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