What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits sex discrimination at educational institutions that receive federal funding. Under Title IX, sexual discrimination includes harassment on the basis of sex. This can take many forms including:
Verbal or written harassment
Sexual assault, including rape and other unwanted sexual touching
Stalking (when done on the basis of sex)
Dating or domestic violence
Schools are legally required to respond to and remedy hostile educational environments. Failure to do so means a school could risk losing federal funding.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR) ensures compliance with Title I.
What does a Title IX Coordinator do?
The Title IX Coordinator ensures that the process for addressing complaints of sex-based harassment and misconduct are handled promptly and equitably, with fairness to everyone involved. They make certain that anyone who comes to them understands their rights and has the information they need to determine what to do next. However, they do not investigate or adjudicate claims.
The Title IX Coordinator is the school district's expert on Title IX law as well as school policies and procedures on sex discrimination and sexual misconduct. The coordinator works with colleagues school-wide to educate the community about the:
Grievance processes involving another student or faculty or staff member
The coordinator also help develop sexual discrimination and sexual violence prevention initiatives, including trainings for students, faculty, and staff.
Who is our Title IX Coordinator
Mrs. Karen Miller- Title IX Coordinator