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TITLE IX SEXUAL HARASSMENT

David Lyons, Title IX Coordinator

 

Title IX Sexual Harassment

Title IX Sexual Harassment in educational programs or activities of the District is prohibited. A United States Department of Education regulation published on May 19, 2020 defines sexual harassment for purposes of Title IX (sometimes referred to in policy and procedure as “Title IX Sexual Harassment”). In addition to numerous other matters, the regulation sets forth grievance procedure requirements that apply (including the initiation of a “formal complaint”) before there is a determination that a student is responsible for Title IX Sexual Harassment. The applicable definition of sexual harassment describes serious sexual misconduct. If the alleged actions that are the subject of a formal complaint do not descend to the level of conduct described in the definition of Title IX Sexual Harassment; do not take place in a “program or activity” of the school district within the meaning of Title IX, or do not take place in the United States, the formal complaint must be dismissed.

Such a dismissal does not mean that the alleged offending party cannot be the subject of investigation or discipline on grounds other than “Title IX Sexual Harassment” as addressed in Board policy or law, including conduct allegedly constituting sexual harassment or other sexual misconduct that does fall within the definition of “Title IX Sexual Harassment.”1

 
Title IX Sexual Harassment Board Policies and Procedures 
 
Students
 
Classified Staff
Certified Staff
 
 
Harassment/Discrimination/Grievance Board Policies and Procedures
 
Students 
Student Grievance (09.4281, 09.4281 AP.1,  09.4281 AP.2) 
Student Harassment/Discrimination (09.42811, 09.42811 AP.1, 09.42811 AP.2)


Classified Staff 
Classified Grievance (03.26, 03.26 AP.1) 
Classified Harassment/Discrimination (03.262, 03.26 AP.1,  03.26 AP.2)


Certified Staff 
Certified Grievance (03.16, 03.16 AP.1, 03.16 AP.2) 
Certified Harassment/Discrimination (03.162,  03.162 AP.1, 03.162 AP.2)