Title IX - Gender-Based Discrimination Policy
What is Title IX
The federal law prohibiting sex discrimination in educational institutions is Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 (amending the Higher Education Act of 1965). This act is codified as Title 20, United States Code, Chapter 38, Sections 1681-1686. The act was also amended by the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (“Title IX”).
The law 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." The amendment in 1987 expanded the definition of program or activity to include all the operation of an educational institution, governmental entity or private employee that receives federal funds.
Title IX forbids sex discrimination in all district services and academic programs. Title IX also forbids discrimination because of sex in employment and recruitment consideration or selection, whether full time or part time, under any education program or activity operated by an institution receiving or benefiting from federal financial assistance (“recipient”).
Oak Grove School District and Title IX
OGSD does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities that it operates, and that it is required by Title IX and specifically Section 106.8(b) not to discriminate in such a manner. This requirement not to discriminate extends to employment at the District, and that inquiries about application of Title IX to the District may be referred to the District’s Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights from the United States Department of Education, or both.
Oak Grove School District Discrimination Complaint Procedure
Members of the Oak Grove School Community including employees, students, parents, guardians, and community members who feel they have been discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, disability, ethnic group, sexual orientation, age, national origin, or religion, should follow the procedures outlined below.