Introduction to Title IX:
State and Federal laws prohibit discrimination based on gender and sexual orientation. Schools have an obligation to protect students, teachers, staff and other people within the school community. Schools also have an obligation to ensure that programs and curriculum are free of bias and prejudice.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was the first comprehensive Federal law to prohibit sex discrimination against students and employees of educational institutions. It is one of several federal and state anti-discrimination laws that define and ensure equality in education. The regulations implementing Title IX, published in 1975, prohibit discrimination, exclusion, denial, limitation or separation based on gender.
Title IX States: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under an education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
Title IX requests that each school district have at least one person designated as the Title IX Coordinator. This page provides resources to those seeking information or assistance for a complaint.
Title IX Team for Tigard-Tualatin School District:
Coordinator: Debbie Ebert, Human Resource Director for TTSD firstname.lastname@example.org
Title IX OSPA Training Certificates
Investigators: Most investigations under Title IX will be conducted by our district and building Administrators and the Human Resources Department. An outside investigator will be used when deemed advisable by our legal representation.
Initial Decision Maker: Len Reed, Associate Director of Human Resources for TTSD / Amber Fields, Director of Secondary Schools for TTSD
Appellate Decision Maker: Dr. Lisa McCall, Assistant Superintendent for TTSD
Informal Resolution Team: Zinnia Un, Director of Equity & Inclusion for TTSD / Carol Kinch, Director of Student Services for TTSD
The district is committed to eliminating sexual harassment. Sexual harassment will not be tolerated in the district. All students, staff members and other persons are entitled to learn and work in an environment that is free of harassment. All staff members, students and third parties are subject to this policy. Any person may report sexual harassment. The district processes complaints or reports of sexual harassment under Oregon Revised Statute (ORS) 342.700 et. al. and Federal Title IX laws found in Title 34 C.F.R. Part 106. Individual complaints may require both of these procedures, and may involve additional complaint procedures.
Title IX Board Policy & Adminstrative Regulations
Sexual Harassment Policy- GBN/JBA
Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure (State)- GBN/JBA AR(1), Sexual Harassment Complaint Form
Federal (Title IX) Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure- GBN/JBA AR(2)
Sexual Harassment Policy- JBA/GBN
Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure (State)- JBA/GBN AR(1), Sexual Harassment Complaint Form
Federal (Title IX) Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure- JBA/GBN AR(2)
Public Complaints - KL
Public Complaint Procedure- KL AR(1), Public Complaint Procedure Form
Appeal to the Oregon Deputy Superintendent of Public Instruction- KL AR(2)