Title IX

In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and under the regulations set forth in Chapter 106 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (“Title IX Regulations”), the does not discriminate on the basis of sex, (including sexual orientation or transgender identity) , in its programs and activities, including but not limited to employment opportunities, educational programs or activities, e.g., extracurricular activities, student services, academic counseling, discipline, classroom assignment, grading, athletics, transportation, etc.

Title IX Prohibits the following at school and at school functions:

  • 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;
  • Online sexual harassment, intimidation, or bullying: sending or distributing explicit images (sexting), pornography, sextortion, or other sexual content elicited with or without consent (when under 18), or by coercion, threat or intimidation (sextortion).
  • Sexual assault*: an offense classified as a forcible or nonforcible sex offense under the uniform crime reporting system of the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
  • Dating violence*: violence committed by a person who is or has been in a social relationship of a romantic or intimate nature with the victim and where the existence of such a relationship shall be determined based on a consideration of the length of the relationship, the type of relationship and the frequency of interaction between the persons involved in the relationship;
  • Domestic Violence*: felony or misdemeanor crimes of violence committed by a current or former spouse or intimate partner of the victim, by a person with whom the victim shares a child in common, by a person who is cohabitating with or has cohabitated with the victim as a spouse or intimate partner, by a person similarly situated to a spouse of the victim under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction receiving grant monies, or by any other person against an adult or youth victim who is protected from that person’s acts under the domestic or family violence laws of the jurisdiction; or
  • Stalking*: engaging in a course of conduct directed at a specific person that would cause a reasonable person fear for the person’s own safety or the safety of others, or suffer substantial emotional distress.
  • Discrimination based on sexual orientation, gender and/ or gender-identity: bullying, intimidation, harassment based on perceived or gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected class that has the effect of interfering with a student’s education or that creates an intimidating, offensive, or hostile environment at school.
  • Discrimination based on pregnancy or parenting status: discrimination or unequal access to educational programs or opportunities based on pregnancy or parenting status
  • Gender inequity in athletics or education programs: unequal access based on sex to athletics, co-curricular or educational programs; inequitable access to facilities, participation, scholarships, or other educational benefits.

*Indicates Federal definition

If an employee or student believes that he or she has been discriminated against in violation of Title IX, please reference the ’s Title IX Grievance Procedures regarding Anti-Harassment, Non-Discrimination, Sexual Violence, and/or Equal Employment policies, which are outlined in Board of Education Policy available on the ’s website, and on request from the Office of Human Resources.

Reporting Prohibited Behavior

Members of the school district community who believe that a Title IX violation may have occurred, should discuss their concerns and/or file a complaint with a ’s Title IX coordinator.

Title IX Coordinators

William Haithcock
Educational Support Center
3600 52nd Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-359-6267
whaithco@kusd.edu

Julie Housman
Educational Support Center
3600 52nd Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
262-359-6312
jhousama@kusd.edu

Training

Training for the ’s Title IX team is an ongoing effort. Please see below for training our Title IX team has received.

Filing Formal Complaints of Title IX Sexual Harassment

As required by the Title IX Regulations, the has established a formal grievance process for investigating and resolving “formal complaints” of “sexual harassment,” as those terms are defined in the regulations. Additional requirements for formal complaints of Title IX sexual harassment, including a description of the required content for a formal complaint, are set forth in Board of Education Policy 1710.

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