McDowell County Schools follows the statutes of The Department of Education’s (ED) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that protect the rights of beneficiaries in programs or activities that receive financial assistance from ED. These laws prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964), sex (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972), disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973), and age (Age Discrimination Act of 1975). OCR also has enforcement responsibilities under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits state and local governments from discriminating on the basis of disability.

    Ms. Ingrida Barker has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimiation policies for the McDowell County School District.  Ms. Barker can be reached at 30 Central Avenue, Welch, WV  24801, by phone at 304-436-8441, X221, or via email at ibarker@k12.wv.us.  

    For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.