Title IX and FOIA

Title IX

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX 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.

Title IX applies to institutions that receive Federal financial assistance from ED, including state and local educational agencies. These agencies include approximately 16,500 local school districts, 7,000 postsecondary institutions, as well as charter schools, for-profit schools, libraries, and museums. Also included are vocational rehabilitation agencies and education agencies of 50 states, the District of Columbia and territories and possessions of the United States.

Educational programs and activities that receive ED funds must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. Some key issue areas in which recipients have Title IX obligations are: recruitment, admissions, and counseling; financial assistance; athletics; sex-based harassment; treatment of pregnant and parenting students; discipline; single-sex education; and employment. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or made charges, testified or participated in any complaint action under Title IX. For a recipient to retaliate in any way is considered a violation of Title IX. The ED Title IX regulations  (Volume 34, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 106) provide additional information about the forms of discrimination prohibited by Title IX.

Title IX Board Policy

Title IX Administrative Guideline

Title IX Comprehensive Training Material

District Compliance Officers

The Board of Education designates the following individuals to serve as the District's "Compliance Officers" (also known as "Civil Rights coordinators."):

District Title IX Coordinator - Jason Vogel, Athletic Director

Title IX Committee Members:

Jordan Stuhan, Secondary Principal

Pam Thomas, Elementary Principal

Curt Gerbers, Secondary Assistant Principal

Will Lepech, Elementary Assistant Principal

Eric VanTreese, Director of Student Services

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)

Written Summary of FOIA Guidelines and Information

FOIA Fee Schedule

FOIA Requester Response Form