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Title IX

Title IX Notification

The district is committed to the maintenance of a safe, positive learning environment for all students that is free from discrimination by providing all students course offerings, counseling, assistance, services, employment, athletics and extracurricular activities without any form of discrimination, including Title IX sexual harassment. Discrimination is inconsistent with the rights of students and the educational and programmatic goals of the district and is prohibited at or, in the course of, district-sponsored programs or activities, including transportation to or from school or school-sponsored activities.

Additionally, it is the policy of this district to provide to all persons equal access to all categories of employment in this district, regardless of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, pregnancy or handicap/disability. The district shall make reasonable accommodations for identified physical and mental impairments that constitute disabilities, consistent with the requirements of federal and state laws and regulations

The district declares it to be policy to comply with federal law and regulations under Title IX prohibiting discrimination and sexual harassment, which is a form of unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX to the district may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator.

Violations of this policy, including acts of retaliation as described in policies 103 (students) & 104 (employees), or knowingly providing false information, may result in disciplinary consequences under applicable Board policy and procedures.

For more information regarding Title IX or to report a violation or file a complaint, please contact Teresa Hawthorne, Title IX Coordinator at hawtte@whsd.us, or 412.475.4395 (cell), 412.731.1300 extension 0183 (office).