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Former student takes Columbia County School District to task on sexual harassment policy



During the participation portion of the Columbia County School Board’s regular session meeting on Tuesday evening, former Grovetown High School student Madison Cooksey went to speak before the board. The school district’s sexual harassment policy was listed as the topic of her presentation.


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    • The school board can still take action, you do not need a criminal charge for the school to take action. Just like any employer does not need a criminal charge to terminate an employee..when it comes to kids I would err on the side of caution and at least transfer the employee to another school or position…

  1. My question is what action did the Title IX Coordinator for Columbia County schools take? Under the Education Act, every school is required to have a Title IX Coordinator and a Sexual Harassment policy. There should have been an investigation by the school system into the allegation, which is different and separate from the criminal procedure. The school should have taken action to investigate and protect this student. She is very brave to speak out about her experience.

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