Title IX - Public Notice and LP School Policy
It is the policy of the Lake Preston School District that no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any of the Lake Preston School District's programs or activities. The Lake Preston School District is required by Title IX (20 U.S.C. § 1681) and 34 C.F.R. part 106 to not discriminate in such a manner. This non-discrimination policy extends to admission and employment, and inquiries about the application of Title IX and 34 C.F.R. part 106 to the Lake Preston School District may be referred to the Lake Preston School District's Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education, or both.
Federal Title IX Regulations
Title IX Regulations (Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq)
Effective Aug. 14, 2020: Sexual harassment, sexual assault and sexual discrimination, complaint process, and other new federal requirements should be in place in school policies
New Title IX regulations make fundamental changes to previous Title IX guidance. School district Title IX Coordinators should be working with district legal counsel to understand how the new regulations affect school districts' Title IX policies and procedures and make new revisions, as necessary.
The new Title IX rule which amends the regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was released by the U.S. Department of Education on May 6, 2020. Recipients of federal financial assistance, including elementary and secondary schools, must now respond to allegations of sexual harassment and assault consistent with Title IX's prohibition against sex discrimination.