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Sexual Harassment (Title IX)

Sexual Harassment (Title IX)

Overview

Sexual harassment is prohibited by Title IX, which ensures 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.

Policy and Reporting Information

Our district is committed to preventing sexual harassment and addressing it promptly and effectively when it occurs. For detailed information, please refer to the following district policy:

Prevention of Sexual Harassment as Prohibited by Title IX (Policy C12)

Prevention of Sexual Harassment as Prohibited by Title IX

Per Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 ("Title IX"), the Windham Northeast Supervisory Union and its member school districts (hereinafter "District") do not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admissions. All forms of sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment, are prohibited in the District.

A District with actual knowledge of sexual harassment in an educational program or activity of the District against a person in the United States must respond promptly in a manner that is not deliberately indifferent. A District is deliberately indifferent only if its response to sexual harassment is clearly unreasonable in light of the known circumstances. A District may be deemed to have been deliberately indifferent based on its restriction of rights protected under the U.S. Constitution, including the First, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments.

Reporting Procedures

Any person may report sexual harassment whether relating to themselves or another person. A Report of Sexual Harassment may be made at any time, in person, by mail, by telephone, electronic mail, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person's verbal or written report.

While the District strongly encourages Reports of Sexual Harassment to be made directly to the Title IX Coordinator, the report may be made to any District staff member, including, for instance, a counselor, teacher, or principal.

In cases where the Title IX Coordinator is the alleged respondent, the report or formal complaint may be made directly to the Superintendent, who shall thereafter fulfill the functions of the Title IX Coordinator regarding that report/complaint or delegate the function to another person.

Contact Information

 

Interim Title IX Coordinator:

Shelley Wilson, Director of Family and Student Services
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (802) 463-9958 ext 1301

Vermont Human Rights Commission:

Address: 14-16 Baldwin Street, Montpelier, VT 05633-6301
Voice: (800) 416-2010 or (802) 828-2480
TTY: (877) 294-9200
Fax: (802) 828-2481
Email: [email protected]

Office for Civil Rights, Boston Office:

Address: U.S. Department of Education, 8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square, Boston, MA 02109-3921
Voice: (617) 289-0111
TDD: (877) 521-2172
Fax: (617) 289-0150
Email: [email protected]