Title IX in the School District of Clayton
No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
It is the policy of the School District of Clayton to maintain a learning and working environment that is free from discrimination on the basis of sex in the educational programs, activities, and vocational opportunities offered by the District. The provisions of Title IX extend not only to students with regard to educational opportunities and freedom from harassment, but also to employees with regard to employment opportunities and freedom from harassment, and to individuals with whom the District does business.
It is a violation for any employee of the School District to harass another staff member or student through conduct or communication of a sexual nature. It is also a violation of this policy for students to harass other students through conduct or communication of a sexual nature. It is a violation of this policy for any person who is not an employee or student of the District to harass a staff member or student of the District through conduct or comments of a sexual nature while such employee is engaged in the performance of duties for the District or while such student is under District supervision. Sexual harassment includes sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking, as unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex.
Any person who alleges sexual harassment by a district employee, student, or volunteer may complain directly to a building principal or the District Title IX Compliance Coordinator. It is the duty of the district to respond when any district stakeholder reports a notice of sexual harassment. If an investigation substantiates the allegation of sexual harassment/discrimination, disciplinary action commiserate with the severity of the violation will be taken. Supportive measures will be offered to parties included in the complaint as needed. As a district, we are required to offer an equal right of appeal for both parties to a Title IX proceeding.
District Title IX Compliance Coordinator
Cameron Poole, Director of Equity and Inclusion
School District of Clayton
#2 Mark Twain Circle
Clayton, MO 63105