What is Title IX?
Title IX is a civil rights statute protecting those in the education setting, including students, employees, and third parties from sex discrimination, sexual harassment and violence by any institution employee, another student, or a non-employee third party. It is “designed primarily to prevent recipients of Federal financial assistance from using the funds in a discriminatory manner.”
Students: The Board declares it to be the policy of this district to provide 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.
Employees: The Board declares it to be the policy of this district to provide to all persons equal access to all categories of employment in this district, regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, pregnancy or handicap/disability. The 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.
Students and Employees: The Board declares it to be the policy of this district to 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 this policy as Title IX sexual harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX to the 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 Compliance Officer
In order to maintain a program of nondiscrimination practices for both students and employees that is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the Board designates the Director of Human Resources as the district’s Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator. The Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator can be contacted at:
Name: Courtney Kunes
Address: 600 East High Street, Elizabethtown PA 17022
Phone Number: (717) 367-1521