Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, commonly referred to as "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.” Discrimination based on sex includes sexual harassment.
Sexual harassment means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:
(1) An employee of the School System conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the recipient on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct;
(2) Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the School System’s education programs or activities; or
(3) “Sexual assault” as defined in 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f)(6)(A)(v), “dating violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. § 12291(a)(10), “domestic violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. § 12291(a)(8), or “stalking” as defined in 34 U.S.C. § 12291(a)(30).
I have a concern. Who can help me?
Any student or employee who believes themselves to be discriminated against on the basis of sex should make a report to an administrator or the School Title IX Coordinator. Alleged violations will be investigated, and when it is determined that a violation has occurred, prompt appropriate disciplinary action will be taken against persons found to be in violation. These actions include sanctions authorized by law, Board policy, and the Code of Student Conduct and Discipline.
Title IX Contacts
RCSS has designated a System Title IX Coordinator who is responsible for coordinating efforts to comply with and carry out the School System’s responsibilities under Title IX. Additionally, each RCSS school site has a designated Title IX Coordinator for handling complaints of sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment. A list of school Title IX Coordinators is shown below. Coordinators have also been designated to handle employee complaints and discrimination complaints related to athletics.
Individuals with a question on Title IX or who would like to file a formal Title IX Complaint should contact the school Title IX Contact (see list) or the System Title IX Coordinator: