This week the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights released a guidance package emphasizing the responsibility of school districts, colleges and universities to designate a Title IX coordinator. All educational institutions receiving Federal financial assistance must designate at least one employee to coordinate their efforts to comply with and carry out their responsibilities under Title IX.
The guidance package includes the following three items:
- A Dear Colleague Letter to school districts, colleges, and universities prompting them on their obligation to designate a Title IX coordinator.
- A letter to Title IX coordinators that gives in-depth information on their vital role.
- A Title IX resource guide that includes an overview of Title IX’s requirements in several key areas which are a variety of topics that frequently confront schools and their Title IX coordinators.
Click here to view the guidance package.