Bardstown City Schools takes seriously all concerns and complaints of harassment and discrimination involving sex, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, and sexual orientation. Title IX is a federal civil rights law included in the U.S. Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq. The law prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex or gender under any education program or institution that receives federal funding, including Bardstown City Schools.
Title IX protects district students and staff from sex-based discrimination in areas including but not limited to:
- All forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence, including rape or sexual battery;
- School programs, including curricular and extracurricular activities;
- Treatment of pregnant and parenting staff or students;
- Athletics; and
In August 2020, federal law required all education entities that received federal funding to adopt new Title IX grievance policies and procedures. District policies and procedures outline the steps that staff, students, and families must take when filing a Title IX complaint. All district staff are required to report any instances of Title IX violations to the district Title IX coordinator, which might result in a formal investigation. Lastly, the district strictly prohibits retaliation against students and staff who report Title IX violations.
District Title IX Coordinator: Paul Bowling 502-331-8800
Resources/Policies & Procedures/Training Documents
Students, their families, employees, and potential employees of the Bardstown Independent School District are hereby notified that the Bardstown Independent School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, marital status, sex or disability in employment, vocational programs, or activities as set forth in compliance with federal and state statutes and regulations.
Any person having inquiries concerning Bardstown Independent School District’s compliance with Title I, Title II, Title IV, Title V, and/or Section 504 should contact Mrs. Dana Cull, Bardstown City Schools, 308 North Fifth Street, Bardstown, KY. 40004 (502-331-8800).
The Bardstown Independent School District offers the following career and technical education programs for all students regardless of race, color, national origin, including those with limited English proficiency, sex or disability in grades 9-12:
- Business Education – Computer Tech, Microsoft Office Certification, Personal Finance, Accounting, Office Administration, and Business Cooperative Education
- Family & Consumer Science – Family & Consumer Science Essentials, Parenting, Relationships, Child Development Services (in a 2 yr. rotation, we also offer Foods & Nutrition, and Early Lifespan Development)
- Technology Education – Foundations of Technology, Introduction to Manufacturing, Production Technology, Advanced Design Application, Mechanical & Technical Design, Technical Design, Foundations of Robotics, Robotics Designs Essentials, and Tech Ed Cooperative Education.
- Teaching and Learning – The Learning Community, The Learning Centered Classroom, the Professional Educator.
- Nelson County Area Technology Center offers industry certifications and career pathway courses in the following areas: Information Technology, Health Sciences (Pre-Nursing & Phlebotomy), Carpentry, Automotive, Welding, HVAC, Computer Aided Drafting, Electrical and Project Lead the Way (Engineering).
Persons seeking further information concerning the vocational education offerings and specific pre-requisite criteria should contact: Mrs. Dana Cull, Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Bardstown City Schools, 308 North Fifth St., Bardstown, KY. 40004, (502) 331-8800.
Diane Bratcher, of Kentucky Skills offers classes to individuals pursuing a GED certificate. Adult programs are offered periodically based upon the demand for specific classes. For more information, please contact 270-502-62