• 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.
    • recruitment,
    • admissions,
    • educational programs and activities,
    • course offerings and access,
    • counseling,
    • employment assistance,
    • facilities and housing,
    • health and insurance benefits,
    • marital and parental status,
    • scholarships,
    • sexual harassment, and
    • athletics.


    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 Education
    801 West 10th Street, Suite 200
    P.O. Box 110500
    Juneau, Alaska  99811-0500
    Office for Civil Rights (Seattle office)
    U.S. Department of Education
    915 Second Avenue Room 3310
    Seattle, Washington 98174-1099
    Office for Civil Rights
    U.S. Department of Education
    Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Building
    400 Maryland Avenue, SW
    Washington, D.C.  20202-1100
    The following options may be used to address any discrimination issue, including Title IX:


    Board Policy - Nondiscrimination and Harassment


    Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

     Nondiscrimination in Employment  Complaints Concerning Discrimination


     Sexual Harassment  

    Sexual Harassment




    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. 


    Contact Us

    Beth Lougee - Director of Curriculum & Title IX Coordinator
    2610 Fourth Avenue, Ketchikan
    Phone: 907-247-2142
    Email: beth.lougee@k21schools.org
    Terri Crofcheck, Director of Special Services and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator
    2610 Fourth Avenue, Ketchikan
    Phone: 907-247-2115
    Email: terri.crofcheck@k21schools.org