Title IX

2020-08-13 Training Material Binder


 

Title IX and Sex Discrimination

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. 

The Sayre Area School District is committed to the maintenance of a safe, positive learning environment for all students that is free from discrimination by providing all students course offerings, counseling, assistance, services, athletics, and extracurricular activities without any form of discrimination, including Title IX sexual harassment. Discrimination is prohibited at or, in the course of, Sayre Area School District sponsored programs or activities, including transportation to or from school and/or school-sponsored activities.

Title IX and Sexual Discrimination Affecting Students

The Sayre Area Board of Directors adopted a motion pertaining to Title IX at the August 3, 2020, Board meeting.

The motion:

Effective August 14, 2020, and until the Sayre School Board adopts a comprehensive policy, SASD shall comply with and implement all requirements to the Title IX regulations; any existing policies or practices that are inconsistent with or in violation of any of the requirements, terms or conditions of the Title IX regulations are hereby superseded effective August 14, 2020; the superintendent hereby has the following power and authority regarding Title IX:

  1. To designate one or more Title IX, Coordinators;
  2. To designate one or more investigators under Title IX;
  3. To designate an initial Decision Maker(s) and an appeal Decision Maker(s) under Title IX;
  4. To designate a facilitator;
  5. To establish supportive measures as required by Title IX;
  6. To make arrangements for and provide required training;
  7. To amend the student code of conduct as required by Title IX;
  8. To adopt and/or amend the Employee Code of Conduct as required by Title IX;
  9. To ensure that all Notices are provided;
  10. To ensure that all Postings to the website are posted; and
  11. To adopt Administrative Regulations that will ensure compliance with Title IX.

The Sayre Area School District provides an equal opportunity for all students to achieve their maximum potential through the programs and activities offered in the schools without discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, pregnancy or handicap/disability.

The Sayre Area School District will comply with federal law and regulations under Title IX prohibiting sexual harassment, which is a form of unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex. Such discrimination shall be referred to throughout the policy as Title IX sexual harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX at Sayre Area School District may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education, or both.

Title IX and Sexual Discrimination Affecting Staff

The Sayre Area School District will provide to all persons equal access to all categories of employment in this School District, regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, pregnancy or handicap/disability. The Sayre Area School District shall make reasonable accommodations for identified physical and mental impairments that constitute disabilities, consistent with the requirements of federal and state laws and regulations. [1][2][3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12][13] [14][15][16]

The Sayre Area School District will comply with federal law and regulations under Title IX prohibiting sexual harassment, which is a form of unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex. Such discrimination shall be referred to throughout the policy as Title IX sexual harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX to Sayre Area School District may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education, or both.

The Sayre Area School District will include Title IX information in each student and staff handbook and that the policy and related attachments will be posted to our School District’s website.

The Title IX training materials are posted on the Sayre Area School District Website.


Title IX Coordinator
Any complaint of Harassment or discrimination pertaining to education should be addressed to Sayre Area School District’s TITLE IX Coordinator:
Jill Daloisio, Superintent
Sayre Area School District
333 W. Lockhart Street
Sayre, PA 18840
Email: jdaloisio@sayresd.org
Phone: 570.888.6121

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