Student Sexual Harassment/Title IX
Sexual Harassment of students by employees or other students is unlawful behavior and will not be permitted. The Board os committed to providing an academic environment that is free of unlawful sexual harassment and will seek to utilize available measures to deter such conduct.
What is Title IX?
Title IX Is a federal statute that prohibits sex discrimination in any educational program or activity receiving federal funds. Title IX states: "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."
Title IX protects students, employees and applicants for employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination. All students (as well as other persons) at institutions /districts that receive federal funds are protected by Title IX - regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, race, or national origin – in all aspects of a recipient's educational programs and activities (OCR Title IX Resource Guide).
To file a Title IX Sexual Harassment complaint requires a completed Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Form. This form is found at any Andalusia City Schools campus or the Andalusia City Schools Board of Education.
Examples of Title IX Concerns:
Domestic and/or Dating Violence
Sexual Misconduct (inappropriate touching, comments, text messages)
Gender Identification Discrimination
Teasing or Bullying/Cyberbullying because of gender/gender identification
Title IX Coordinator:
Should you have any questions regarding the Sexual Harassment Policy or any procedures related to the Policy, please contact the school system Title IX Coordinator as listed below:
Andalusia City Schools Board of Education
1201 CC Baker Avenue
Andalusia, AL 36421