Resources from the
U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
A United States Department of Education regulation published on May 19, 2020 (and going into effect on August 14, 2020) defines sexual harassment for purposes of Title IX (sometimes referred to in policy and procedure as “Title IX Sexual Harassment”).
“Title IX Sexual Harassment” means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:
- An employee of the District conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the District on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct (i.e., quid pro quo sexual harassment);
- Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the District’s education program or activity;
- “Sexual assault” as defined in 20 U.S.C. 1092(f)(6)(A)(v), “dating violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(10), “domestic violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(8), or “stalking” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(30).
This regulation requires districts to prominently display the contact information
(name, office address and telephone number, and email address) for the Title IX
Coordinator (TIXC), Title IX Sexual Harassment training materials, and policies
on the district website. KSBA policy staff sent an interim update to districts
on July 28 containing the following policies and procedures so that districts
could place such on the website.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Title IX Sexual Harassment
AP.2/03.2621 AP.2/09.428111 AP.11 Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance
Notice to Individuals Regarding Title IX Sexual Harassment/Discrimination
Title IX Sexual Harassment Reporting Form