Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal law that 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 any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
The Social Justice Public Charter School (SJS) does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, or sexual orientation in our schools. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibit discrimination on these bases in our schools. Title IX protects all female, male, transgender or nonconforming students and team members in any educational entity that receives federal funds. DC law also prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment and sexual violence. Sexual harassment includes verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature which may have a negative impact upon the victim’s academic or work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational/work environment.
How May I File A Discrimination Complaint?
Any student, parent, guardian, individual, public agency or organization may file a written complaint alleging a violation by SJS of federal or state laws or regulations governing the programs and activities, as well as allegations of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying, under the SJS’ Uniform Complaint Procedure. You may file a complaint with SJS’ Title IX Coordinator Myron Long.
A complaint may be filed anonymously, but the school’s ability to investigate and respond may be limited by lack of information. More information about SJS’ Title IX Policy and Grievance procedures may be found in SJS’ Family Handbook.