Civil Rights

Civil Rights Laws and District Coordinator Information

Abbreviated Reference to the Legislation and Specific Criteria

Legislation: Title VI of Civil Rights Act of 1964

  • Prohibits discrimination, exclusion from participation, and denial of benefits based on race, color and national origin 

Coordinator: Jonathan Ford, Deputy Superintendent

  • SPS District Office, 31 Pierce St.

  • 781-344-4000 ext. 1229

Legislation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

  • Prohibits discrimination, exclusion from participation, and denial of benefits in educational programs based on sex.

Coordinator: Jonathan Ford, Deputy Superintendent

  • SPS District Office, 31 Pierce St.

  • 781-344-4000 ext. 1229

Legislation: Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

  • Prohibits discrimination, exclusion from participation, and denial of benefits on the basis of disability in the areas of employment.

Coordinator: Joyce Husseini, Director of Maintenance and Operations

  • SPS District Office, 31 Pierce St.

  • 781-344-4000 ext. 1227

Legislation: Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990

  • Prohibits discrimination, exclusion from participation, and denial of benefits on the basis of disability in the areas of educational programming and activities.

Coordinator: Carolan Sampson, Special Education Director

  • SPS District Office, 31 Pierce St.

  • 781-344-4000 ext. 7321

Legislation: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1993

  • Prohibits discrimination, exclusion from participation, and denial of benefits based on disability.

Coordinator: Joel Villegas, Director of School Counseling

  • Stoughton High School, 232 Pearl St.

  • 781-344-7001 ext. 1207

Legislation: Massachusetts General Laws, Ch. 76, S. 5

  • Prohibits discrimination in all public schools on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identification, national origin, religion and sexual orientation.

Coordinator: Jonathan Ford, Deputy Superintendent

  • SPS District Office, 31 Pierce St.

  • 781-344-4000 ext. 1229

Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965

  • Designed to help disadvantaged children meet challenging content and student performance standards.

Coordinator: Jonathan Ford, Deputy Superintendent

  • SPS District Office, 31 Pierce St.

  • 781-344-4000 ext. 1229

Legislation: 603 CMR 46.00

  • Governs the use of physical restraint on students in publicly funded schools

Coordinator: Carolan Sampson, Special Education Director

  • SPS District Office, 31 Pierce St.

  • 781-344-4000 ext. 7321

SPS Civil Rights Representatives

District Civil Rights Coordinator 

  • Jonathan Ford, Deputy Superintendent 

Stoughton High School 

  • Juliette Miller, Principal 

  • Alan Bontya, Assistant Principal 

O’Donnell Middle School 

  • Matthew Colantonio, Principal 

  • Hallie Burak, Assistant Principal 

Dawe Elementary School 

  • Robert Cancellieri, Principal 

  • Jennifer Jacobs, Teacher 

Gibbons Elementary School 

  • David Guglia, Principal  

  • Meghan Hayes, Guidance Counselor 

Hansen Elementary School 

  • Christine Feeney, Principal 

  • Jacqui Harrison, Adjustment Counselor 

South Elementary School 

  • Jake Dore, Principal 

  • Meghan Drumm, Speech Therapist 

Wilkins Elementary School 

  • Kathleen Monahan, Principal 

  • Katharine Pearl, Guidance Counselor

Jones Early Childhood Center 

  • Maureen Sacoco, Principal 

Civil Rights Resources

Title IX Training Materials