Title IX Sexual Harassment Resources and Reporting
Sexual harassment affects a student’s ability to learn and an employee’s ability to work. Providing an educational and workplace environment free from sexual harassment is an important District goal. The District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its education programs or activities, and it complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 [Title IX] and its implementing regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106) concerning everyone in the District’s education programs and activities, including applicants for employment, students, parents/guardians, employees, and third parties
On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education issued its final rule amending the Title IX regulations. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 applies to all public and private K-12 schools and post-secondary institutions that receive federal funding. Title IX and the corresponding regulations provide protection for students to access education free from discrimination on the basis of sex, the amended regulations provide additional protections and due process rights with regard to complaints of sexual harassment.
Title IX Coordinator
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
5500 South Grant Street
Hinsdale Illinois 60521
Phone: (630) 570-8008
Reporting Sexual Harassment
Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of the conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sex harassment. The report may be made in writing or verbally, and a report may be anonymous.
The Title IX Sexual Harassment Reporting Form is available for submitting a written report, but is not required. The report may be made at any time in person, by mail, by phone, or by electronic mail to the District’s Title IX Coordinator or to any District employee.
Title IX Policy
The Board of Education adopted new Policy 2:265 Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure, and revisions to the following policies to fully implement the amended Title IX regulations.
Title IX Administrative Procedures
Administrative Procedures implementing Policy 2:265 Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure.
Title IX Training Materials
All District employees must receive training on Title IX and their reporting obligations upon receiving notice of sexual harassment or an allegation of sexual harassment. Title IX Coordinators, Investigators, Initial Decision-Makers, and Appellate Decision-Makers also must be trained on response obligations, investigation and decision-making procedures, resolution processes, impartiality, evaluating evidence, and other aspects of the Grievance Process.
All materials used to train District employees and the individuals serving in Title IX roles must be posted on the District’s website, or made available for members of the public to inspect.