What is Title IX:
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination.
The School District is committed to the philosophy of equal opportunity/equal access in all its employments, educational programs, activities and services. All students shall have the opportunity to participate in and receive benefits from all programs or activities including, but not limited to, course offerings, graduation requirements, athletics, counseling, employment assistance, extra-curricular and other school-related activities. Discrimination in education or employment because of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, age, physical or mental handicap, martial or parental status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.
Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or made charges, testified or participated in any complaint action under Title IX. For a recipient to retaliate in any way is considered a violation of Title IX.
How to Report:
Any individual, who believes that he or she has been discriminated against, harassed or bullied is strongly encouraged to file a complaint orally or in writing to any of the following individuals:
- the Principal of the school at which either the alleged perpetrator or alleged victim attends or is employed (or the Board of Directors if the Principal is the alleged perpetrator);
- the Director of Human Resources if the alleged perpetrator or alleged victim is an employee of the school system (or the Board of Directors if the Director of Human Resources is the alleged perpetrator);
- the Title IX Coordinator for claims of sex discrimination or sexual harassment involving students;
- the SPED or 504 Coordinator for claims of discrimination on the basis of a disability.
In addition, complaints may be filed with:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
4000 Maryland Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1475
Telephone: 202-453-6020 TDD: 800-877-8339
FAX: 202-453-6021 Email: OCR.DC@ed.gov
A complaint should be filed as soon as possible but no later than 30 days after disclosure or discovery of the facts giving rise to the complaint. Complaints submitted after the 30-day period may be investigated; however, individuals should recognize that delays in reporting may significantly impair the ability of school officials to investigate and respond to such complaints.
Employees are required to report any actual or suspected violations of this policy. Students, parents, volunteers, visitors, or others are also strongly encouraged to report any actual or suspected incidents of discrimination, harassment, or bullying. Reports may be made anonymously, and all reports shall be investigated in accordance with policy.Title IX Coordinator: