What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This law protects people from discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, 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.”
What does Title IX mean for staff and students?
In summary, Title IX is a federal regulation that protects everyone, both students and staff, from sexual misconduct and discrimination regardless of:
- Sexual Orientation
- Gender Identity
- Gender Expression
This means you have a right to be free from:
- Unequal treatment in educational programs or employment
- Sexual Harassment, such as unwelcome sexual advances, stalking or harassment on social media,
- Sexual violence, such as sexual assault, dating violence or domestic violence
MOSAICS Public School does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, or disability in providing education services, activities, and programs, including vocational programs, in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Any variance should be brought to the attention of the administration through personal contact, letter, phone, or email.