Title IX Sex Nondiscrimination Policy, Grievance Procedure and Process   

The school district does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities, and it is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, and its implementing regulations, not to discriminate in such a manner. The requirement not to discriminate in its education program or activity extends to admission and employment. The school district is committed to maintaining an education and work environment that is free from discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment.

The school district prohibits sexual harassment that occurs within its education programs and activities. When the school district has actual knowledge of sexual harassment in its education program or activity against a person in the United States, it shall promptly respond in a manner that is not deliberately indifferent.

This policy applies to sexual harassment that occurs within the school district’s education programs and activities and that is committed by a school district employee, student, or other members of the school community. This policy does not apply to sexual harassment that occurs off school grounds, in a private setting, and outside the scope of the school district’s education programs and activities. This policy does not apply to sexual harassment that
occurs outside the geographic boundaries of the United States, even if the sexual harassment occurs in the school district’s education programs or activities.

Any student, parent, or guardian having questions regarding the application of Title IX and its regulations and/or this policy and grievance process should discuss them with the Title IX Coordinator. The school district’s Title IX Coordinator(s) is/are:  Anthony Bonds, Assistant Superintendent, 218-336-8739, anthony.bonds@isd709.org

Questions relating solely to Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator(s), the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education, or both.  The effective date of this policy is August 14, 2020 and applies to alleged violations of this policy occurring on or after August 14, 2020.