Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment, sexual violence, and gender-based harassment) in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Some key issue areas with regards to Title IX obligations include: employment, single-sex education, recruitment, counseling, admissions, financial assistance, sex-based harassment, discipline, treatment of pregnant and parenting students, and athletics.

Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any individual for opposing an unlawful educational policy or practice.  For a recipient to retaliate in any way is a violation of Title IX.

Any individual who believes they have been discriminated against, harassed or bullied may file a compliant orally or in writing to any of the following individuals:

  • The Principal/Assistant Principal of the school where the alleged perpetrator is employed or where the alleged victim attends school;
  • An immediate supervisor if the individual making the compliant is an employee;
  • The Director of Human Resources if the alleged perpetrator or alleged victim is an employee of the school system (or the Superintendent if the Director of Human Resources is the alleged perpetrator);
  • The Title IX Coordinator (Assistant Superintendent) for claims of sex discrimination or sexual harassment;
  • The Section 504 Coordinator /ADA Coordinator for claims of discrimination on the basis of a disability;
  • For claims of other forms of prohibited discrimination, please refer to policies 1710/4021/7230;
  • Complaints may also be filed with:
    Office for Civil Rights
    U.S. Department of Education
    4000 Maryland Ave, SW
    Washington, DC 20202-1475
    Phone: 202.453.6020  TDD: 800.877.8339
    Fac: 202-453-6021  Email: OCR.DC@ed.gov 

For more information please visit: U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights