Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities in federally funded educational institutions. Thus, all education District programs and activities must be operated in a nondiscriminatory manner. Some key issue areas addressed by Title IX include athletics, sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual violence, pregnant and parenting students, off-campus activities, recruitment and admission; and employment. Education Institutions must protect against discrimination in these areas and protect against retaliation against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or making charges, testifying, or participating in any complaint action under Title IX.
In accordance with the Title IX New Rule, effective August 14, 2020, Sand Springs has provided Title IX training for school personnel.
A complaint alleging unlawful discrimination or retaliation must be filed no later than six months from the date the discrimination or retaliation occurred, or six months from when the complainant first learning of the unlawful discrimination. The Superintendent or designee may extend this timeline by up to ninety days for good cause, upon written request by the complainant setting forth the reasons for the extension. If you believe your complaint may be outside this time requirement but want to explore other options, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.