Title IX CoordinatorLaurie Ann BretonDirector Student Support Services408 223-3740
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
Resource from U.S. Department of Education
Title IX Documents
FUNDAMENTALS: GETTING YOUR TEAM INTO PLACE
This training manual serves to train and guide Title IX Coordinators and their teams through the process of a Title IX complaint from start to finish.
REGULATIONS: INFORMAL RESOLUTION FACILITATORS TRAINING
Definition of Title IX sexual Harassment
Scope of Education Program/Activity
REGULATIONS: DECISIONMAKER TRAINING
Review evidence collected during the investigation
Conduct cross examination
Make relevancy determinations
Make independent judgment on responsibility and sanctions
REGULATIONS: COORDINATOR TRAINING
Informs CP of availability of supportive measures and formal complaint process
◼ Decides whether to “sign” a complaint when the CP doesn’t want to file
◼ Coordinates implementation of supportive measures
◼ Ensures effective implementation of remedies
◼ Monitors ongoing compliance with Title IX
FUNDAMENTAL TRAINING FOR TITLE IX TEAMS
1. Understand the LEA’s obligations in responding to actual knowledge of sexual harassment
2. Recognize a formal complaint
3. Have each Title IX team member understand and be able to implement
￼each of their roles in the formal complaint process from start to finish: – Notice and Opportunity for Adviser
– Opportunity to Inspect Evidence
– Draft factual findings
– Written Decision of Responsibility – Appeal
– Record Keeping Obligations
4. Have tools and techniques to serve impartially and without bias
SEXUAL HARASSMENT PERSONNEL
The following policy shall apply to all district employees, interns, volunteers, contractors, job applicants, and other persons with an employment relationship with the district.
SEXUAL HARASSMENT STUDENTS
The Governing Board is committed to maintaining a safe school environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. The Board prohibits, at school or at school- sponsored or school-related activities, sexual harassment targeted at any student by anyone. The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against any person who reports, files a complaint or testifies about, or otherwise supports a complainant in alleging sexual harassment.
This policy shall apply to all acts constituting unlawful discrimination or harassment related to school activity or to school attendance occurring within a district school, and to acts which occur off campus or outside of school-related or school-sponsored activities but which may have an impact or create a hostile environment at school.