Title lX Compliance

The following excerpt is taken from the US Dept. of Education's Office of Civil Rights Title IX Resource Guide (April 2015)

Scope of Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities in federally funded schools at all levels.1 In other words, if any part of a school district or college receives any Federal funds for any purpose, all of the operations of the district or college are covered by Title IX.2

Title IX protects students, employees, applicants for admission and employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination, including discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity. All students (as well as other persons) at recipient institutions are protected by Title IX—regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, part- or full-time status, disability, race, or national origin—in all aspects of a recipient's educational programs and activities.

As part of their obligations under Title IX, all recipients of Federal financial assistance must designate at least one employee to coordinate their efforts to comply with and carry out their responsibilities under Title IX and must notify all students and employees of that employee's contact information.3 This employee is generally referred to as the Title IX coordinator (for more information on the York Central School District's Title IX Coordinator, see below).

The essence of Title IX is that an institution may not exclude, separate, deny benefits to, or otherwise treat differently any person on the basis of sex unless expressly authorized to do so under Title IX or the Department's implementing regulations. 4 When a recipient is considering relying on one of the exceptions to this general rule (several of which are discussed below), Title IX coordinators should be involved at every stage and work with school officials and legal counsel to help determine whether the exception is applicable and, if so, properly executed.

footnotes:

  1. 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688. The Department of Justice shares enforcement authority over Title IX with OCR. The Department of Education's Title IX regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, are available at http://www.ed.gov/policy/rights/reg/ocr/edlite-34cfr106.html. Although Title IX and the Department's implementing regulations apply to any recipient institution that offers education programs or activities, this resource guide focuses on Title IX coordinators designated by local educational agencies, schools, colleges, and universities.
  2. An educational institution that is controlled by a religious organization is exempt from Title IX to the extent that compliance would not be consistent with the religious tenets of such organization. 20 U.S.C. § 1681(a)(3); 34 C.F.R. § 106.12(a). For application of this provision to a specific institution, please contact the appropriate OCR regional office.
  3. 34 C.F.R. § 106.8(a).
  4. 20 U.S.C. § 1681(a); 34 C.F.R. § 106.31.

York Central School District's Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The York Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities it operates and is required by Title IX not to discriminate in such a manner. Further, the York Central School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any employment or recruitment, consideration or selection for employment, whether full or part-time.

Any concerns related to aspects of Title IX should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator noted below.

York Central School's Title IX Coordinator's Contact Information:

Dr. Daniel Murray
Superintendent of Schools
York Central School District
2578 Genesee St., PO Box 102
Retsof, NY 14539
(585) 243-1730
dpmurray@yorkcsd.org

York Central School Policies:

Linked below are policies with a relevant connection to Title IX compliance.