Title IX Training

Title IX Sexual Harassment Training Requirements

 

The Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator, investigator(s), decision-maker(s), or any individual designated to facilitate an informal resolution process related to Title IX sexual harassment shall receive the following training, as required or appropriate to their specific role:

  1. Definition of sexual harassment.
     
  2. Scope of the district’s education program or activity, as it pertains to what is subject to Title IX regulations.
     
  3. How to conduct an investigation and grievance process for formal complaints, including examination of evidence, drafting written determinations, handling appeals and informal resolution processes, as applicable.
     
  4. How to serve impartially, including by avoiding prejudgment of the facts at issue, conflicts of interest and bias.
     
  5. Use of relevant technology.
     
  6. Issues of relevance including when questions and evidence about the complainant’s sexual predisposition or prior sexual behavior are not relevant.
     
  7. Issues of relevance, weight of evidence and application of standard of proof and drafting investigative reports that fairly summarize relevant evidence.
     
  8. How to address complaints when the alleged conduct does not qualify as Title IX sexual harassment but could be addressed under another complaint process or Board policy.

All training materials shall promote impartial investigations and adjudications of formal complaints of Title IX sexual harassment without relying on sex stereotypes.

 

All training materials shall be posted on the district’s website.



Title IX Training-Coordinators/Investigators/Indep. Decision Makers
District employees have been trained in the new Title IX Regulations. Training materials are available through the law firm of King, Spry, Herman, Freund & Faul, LLC, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
November 10, 2020- Virtual via Zoom
Presented by: Dr. Kathleen Conn, PhD,JD,LLM
King, Spry, Herman, Freund, & Faul, LLC
1 W Broad Street #700
Bethlehem, PA 18018

New Title IX Requirements-Administration

September 18, 2020-Virtual via Zoom- Mr. Lou deFonteny training
September 29, 2020-Virtual via Zoom-Palisades Administration training
Presented by: David F. Coon, Esq.
Sweet, Stevens, Katz & Williams
331 East Butler Ave.
New Britain, PA 18901

-Professional & Support Staff
April 23, 2021- Tutorial provided by GCN Training

This tutorial discusses the impact and importance of Title IX in schools. It also discusses how to stay in compliance with the law. In this tutorial, staff learned the following objectives. - What is Title IX? - 10 Key Areas Addressed by the Law - Who Enforces Title IX? - How to File a Complaint - Grievance Procedures - Filing with the OCR. Updated 5/18/2020: to reflect "Final Rule" regulations towards Sexual Harassment


Webinars/Resources

OCR Webinar: Title IX Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment (Length: 01:11:29) 05/06/2020

Title IX Powerpoint july 2020.pptx
The First Amendment and Title IX: An OCR Short Webinar
OCR Short Webinar on How to Report Sexual Harassment under Title IX
OCR Webinar on New Title IX Protections Against Sexual Assault
OCR Webinar: Title IX Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment
OCR Short Webinar on Sexual Violence in Public Schools

 

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