Title IX

TITLE IX NOTICE

The Board does not discriminate on the basis of sex (including sexual orientation or gender identity), in its education programs or activities, and 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 Board is committed to maintaining an education and work environment that is free from discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment.

 

The Board prohibits sexual harassment that occurs within its education programs and activities.  When the 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. 

Pursuant to its Title IX obligations, the Board is committed to eliminating sexual harassment and will take appropriate action when an individual is determined responsible for violating this policy.  Members of the School District community who commit Sexual Harassment are subject to the full range of disciplinary sanctions set forth in Board policy.  Third parties who engage in sexual harassment are also subject to the disciplinary sanctions listed in this policy. The Board will provide persons who have experienced Sexual Harassment ongoing supportive measures as reasonably necessary to restore or preserve access to the District’s education programs and activities.


 “Sexual Harassment” means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:


  1. A Board employee conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the District on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct (often called “quid pro quo” harassment);

  2. 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; or

  3. “Sexual assault” as defined in 20 U.S.C. 1092(f)(6)A(v), or “dating violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(10), “domestic violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(8), or “stalking” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(30).


The District’s Title IX Coordinators are:

Student Complaints

Director of Student Services

Tara Gonyer

(715) 394-8704

3025 Tower Ave, Superior, WI 54880

[email protected]

Staff Complaints

Director of Human Resources

Molly Devine Webb

715-394-8719

3025 Tower Ave, Superior, WI 54880

[email protected]

 

Any inquiries about the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations to the District may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator(s), the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, or both.


The Board has adopted a grievance process that provides for the prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints alleging any action that is prohibited by Title IX and/or its implementing regulations.  The grievance process is included in Policy 2266 – Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities. Click here to see Board Policy 2266 in its entirety. The grievance process specifically addresses how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of Sexual Harassment, and how the District will respond. 


Complaints alleging sexual harassment and/or discrimination on the basis of sex are also covered by and subject to the investigation procedures in Board Policy 5517 - Student Anti-Harassment. Complaints not covered by this policy may still be governed by and subject to the procedures in Policy 5517 - Student Anti-Harassment. Click here to see Board Policy 5517 – Student Anti-Harassment in its entirety.


It is further the policy of the Superior School District that a sexual relationship between staff and students is not permissible in any form or under any circumstances, in or out of the school, in that it interferes with the educational process and may involve elements of coercion by reason of the relative status of a staff member to a student.