Non-Discrimination

Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, Age Discrimination Act, and Title II Americans with Disabilities Act

The government has made legal provisions to ensure that no person is discriminated against on the basis of the protected classes of race, color, national origin, gender, sex (including sexual orientation or transgender identity), age (except as authorized by law), religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, (collectively, “Protected Classes”) in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities. In order to protect these rights and assure compliance, Traverse City Area Public Schools has appointed the following employees as the Coordinators of Title VI, Title IX, Section 504, the Age Discrimination Act, and Title II.

Inquiries concerning the application of, or grievances for, any of these regulations or concerns that the rights of an individual may have been violated should be directed to:

  • Dr. Cindy J. Berck, Executive Director
    Human Resources & Labor Relations
    Traverse City Area Public Schools
    412 Webster Street
    Traverse City, MI 49686
    231. 933.1716
    berckci@tcaps.net

    OR
     
  • Mr. Shawn Stowe
    Director, Human Resources
    Traverse City Area Public Schools
    412 Webster Street
    Traverse City, MI 49686
    231.933.1740
    stowesh@tcaps.net

Further, Traverse City Area Public Schools has designated the following employees as Title IX Coordinator(s), Title IX Investigator(s), Title IX Decision Maker, and Title IX Appeals Officer:

Title IX Coordinator(s)

  • Dr. Cindy J. Berck, Executive Director
    Human Resources & Labor Relations
    Traverse City Area Public Schools
    412 Webster Street
    Traverse City, MI 49686
    231. 933.1716
    berckci@tcaps.net

    OR
     
  • Mr. Shawn Stowe
    Director, Human Resources
    Traverse City Area Public Schools
    412 Webster Street
    Traverse City, MI 49686
    231.933.1740
    stowesh@tcaps.net

Title IX Investigator(s)

  • Dr. Cindy J. Berck, Executive Director, Human Resources & Labor Relations
    OR
  • Mr. Shawn Stowe, Director, Human Resources

Title IX Decision Maker

  • Ms. Shaina Biller, Associate Superintendent, Curriculum & Instruction

Title IX Appeals Officer

  • Dr. John VanWagoner, Superintendent

Any person who feels that the rights of an individual may have been violated in relationship to the provision of equal opportunity in any education programs, activities, or services may contact:

  • Ms. Shaina Biller, Associate Superintendent
    Curriculum & Instruction
    Traverse City Area Public Schools
    412 Webster Street
    Traverse City, MI 49686
    231. 933.1778
    billersh@tcaps.net