Title IX

Promoting equity by ensuring equal resources and treatment for women and girls.

Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in education, including K-12 schools.

Title IX, enacted in 1972, is a federal law designed to ensure equitable and fair treatment of both male and female students and employees within educational environments. It serves as a safeguard against sex-based discrimination, including instances of sexual harassment. Notably, Title IX extends its protection to transgender students and those who do not conform to traditional gender stereotypes.

Furthermore, state law reinforces these protections by prohibiting discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The preamble to the Education Amendments of 1972, which includes Title IX, unequivocally 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.”

A key provision of Title IX mandates that each school district appoint at least one individual as the designated Title IX Coordinator to oversee compliance with the law.

Title IX Discrimination Complaint Form