All staff, including instructional staff and support staff, with no exclusion, are mandatory reporters of any suspected child abuse or neglect. Coaches and volunteers are included in this mandatory reporting group. Staff must personally report their suspicions to Child Welfare.  Administration or counselors may assist staff in making those reports, but cannot substitute by proxy any report.  All staff are expected to annually complete a training to understand this duty to report through DHS, and must maintain records of that training.

In addition, all staff as noted above must report suspicion of sexual harassment to the Title IX coordinator, which includes interactions that are staff to staff, staff to student, or student to student.  Interactions that are reportable include digital forms of communication. 

In all cases of reporting, staff are not a decision-maker regarding the validity of any suspicions, the management of any investigation, nor the results of any investigation.

Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity

In compliance with Titles VI & VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and Colorado law, Salida School District does not unlawfully discriminate against otherwise qualified students, employees, applicants for employment, or members of the public on the basis of disability, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, religion, ancestry, or need for special education services. Discrimination against employees and applicants for employment based on age, genetic information, and conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth is also prohibited in accordance with state and/or federal law.

Complaint procedures have been established for students, parents, employees, and members of the public. The following person(s) have been identified as the compliance officer and Title IX Coordinator for the district:

William Wooddell, Assistant Superintendent
627 Oak Street/ Salida CO 81201
[email protected]

In addition, the grievance/complaint process is available here for discrimination claims and here for sexual harassment claims.

The grievance/complaint form to file with the Title IX Coordinator and Complaint Officer is here 

The training materials used with the Title IX team are available here.  

Relevant policies (AC, AC-R1, AC-R2, AC-E1, AC-E2, GBA, GBAA, JB, JBB*) are available here.  

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