Title IX: Assuring Gender Equity in Education
"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational programs or activity receiving federal financial assistance." - From the preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
What is Title IX?
Title IX was the first comprehensive federal law to prohibit sex discrimination against students and employees of educational institutions. Title IX benefits both males and females, and is at the heart of efforts to create gender equitable schools. The law requires educational institutions to maintain policies, practices and programs that do not discriminate against anyone based on sex. Under this law, males and females are expected to receive fair and equal treatment in all arenas of public schooling.
- educational programs and activities,
- course offerings and access,
- employment assistance,
- facilities and housing,
- health and insurance benefits,
- marital and parental status,
- sexual harassment, and
Title IX inquiries or complaints should be reported immediately to the school principal or department supervisor.Complaints not resolved at the school or department level may be reported to the district's Title IX coordinator. Concerns may also be reported to the following external agencies:Department of Education801 West 10th Street, Suite 200P.O. Box 110500Juneau, Alaska 99811-0500Office for Civil Rights (Seattle office)U.S. Department of Education915 Second Avenue Room 3310Seattle, Washington 98174-1099Office for Civil RightsU.S. Department of EducationLyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building400 Maryland Avenue, SWWashington, D.C. 20202-1100The following options may be used to address any discrimination issue, including Title IX:
It is the policy of the Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, national origin, parenthood, marital status, changes in marital status, gender, disability, admission/access to, or treatment in its programs and activities.
Shannon Sines - Director of Curriculum & Title IX Coordinator2610 Fourth Avenue, KetchikanPhone: 907-247-2142Email: email@example.comTerri Jeppsen, Director of Special Services and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator2610 Fourth Avenue, Ketchikan
Phone: 907-247-2115Email: firstname.lastname@example.org