Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 ("Title IX") is a federal law intended to ensure sex and gender equality and protect students against sexual harassment in all school programs and activities, including extracurricular, athletic and other programs, that occur at school, on the school bus, or off campus during school-sponsored events.  

The Green Bay Area Public School District is committed to providing an environment where every student feels supported, welcomed and respected and as such shall not discriminate against any person on the basis of sex in any of its curricular, career and technical education, co-curricular, student services, recreational or other programs or activities, or in admission or access to any programs or activities offered by the District.  It is the District’s policy to protect all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. 

Title IX Nondiscrimination Policy Statement –
As mandated by the current provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and under the regulations set forth in Chapter 106 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (“the federal Title IX regulations”), the District does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that the District operates.  Title IX’s requirement not to discriminate in any education program or activity extends to cover, but is not limited to, District students, certain admissions processes, and District employment. Inquiries regarding how Title IX and the federal Title IX regulations apply to the District may be referred to the District’s Title IX Coordinator (as designated below), to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, or to both.  

The District's Title IX Coordinator is:

          Ellen Krueger
          Green Bay Area Public School District
          200 South Broadway
          Green Bay, WI  54303
          Phone: (920) 448-2284
  Email Ellen

Where can I find the District’s Sexual Harassment Policy?

The District’s sexual harassment policy and rule can be found by searching for the policies on BoardDocs or by contacting the District’s Title IX Coordinator.

  •  Board Policy 411.11, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence (to view the policy, please visit BoardDocs and search for the policy)
  •  Board Rule 411.11, Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence Complaint Procedures (to view the policy, please visit BoardDocs and search for the policy)

How do I report an incident of sexual harassment?

Any person (including a person who is not claiming to have been personally harmed/victimized by the alleged discrimination) may report a concern or allegation regarding prohibited sex discrimination (including sexual harassment) to the District.  Such reports may be submitted as follows:
1. In person, by mail, by telephone, by electronic mail, or through an online portal or webpage provided for this purpose (where available) to the District’s Title IX Coordinator using the contact information for the District’s Title IX Coordinator as listed above. 
2. In person reports should be made when the Title IX Coordinator is reasonably available during regular working hours.  Reports submitted by telephone, mail, electronic mail, or through an online portal or webpage (where available) may be made at any time. 
3.
By reporting the alleged sexual harassment to any District employee who shall be responsible for forwarding the complaint to the District’s Title IX Coordinator for review and action as necessary. 
4.
By any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator actually receiving the person’s verbal or written report.


Alternatively, complaints can be made by completing the Discrimination & Harassment Complaint Form:
Download Form   
Descargue el Reporte de Discriminación y Acoso en Español

Filing Formal Complaints of Title IX Sexual Harassment

As required by the federal Title IX regulations, the District has established a formal grievance process for investigating and resolving “formal complaints” of “sexual harassment,” as those terms are defined in the regulations.

An individual who is alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sexual harassment under the federal Title IX regulations (i.e., a Title IX “complainant”), or a parent or guardian who has a legal right to act on behalf of such an individual, may file a formal complaint of sexual harassment.  No Title IX complainant is obligated to file a formal complaint, but a qualifying formal complaint is necessary for the District to start an investigation using the District’s formal Title IX grievance process. 

Complainants are expected to file formal complaints of sexual harassment with a District Title IX Coordinator by submitting a document or electronic submission in person, by U.S. mail, or by electronic mail, using the contact information specified above.  In addition, the District will accept submissions of a formal complaint through an online portal or webpage provided for this purpose (where available) so long as the electronic submission contains the complainant’s physical or digital signature or otherwise indicates that the complainant is the person filing the formal complaint.


Additional requirements for formal complaints of Title IX sexual harassment, including a description of the required content for a formal complaint, are set forth in Board of Education Policy 411.11. 


Complaint Process

District Response to Reports and Complaints of Sex Discrimination and to Formal Complaints of Sexual Harassment under Title IX – The District has established grievance procedures through which the District structures its response to reports that allege unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity of the District.  Those procedures are set forth in Rule 411-Rule (1)  and Rule 511, as published on the District’s website.  The purpose of such procedures is to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of any report or complaint of alleged sex discrimination, excluding formal complaints of sexual harassment under Title IX (which are subject to a different process). 

Any time that the District has actual knowledge of sexual harassment or allegations of sexual harassment that could constitute a violation of Title IX, the District has obligations to respond to such knowledge in a manner that is not deliberately indifferent and in a manner that treats the alleged victim(s) of sexual harassment and the alleged perpetrator(s) of sexual harassment equitably. Such a response includes, but is not limited to, offering supportive measures to a complainant and investigating and resolving any formal complaint that presents allegations of Title IX sexual harassment using the formal grievance process that the District has adopted for such formal complaints.  District procedures for responding to alleged sexual harassment under Title IX, including the formal grievance process, are set forth in Rule 411.11, as published on the District’s website. 



Title IX Team Training

Training for the District's Title IX team is an ongoing effort.  Training includes in-house and training with Title IX experts.  Please see below for training our Title IX team has received.

TITLE IX COORDINATOR
The District's Title IX Coordinator has received the following training from the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) located on the following site:  ATIXA Training Materials:

      * 2021 K-12 Title IX Coordinator & Administrator Advanced
      * 2020 Title IX Regulations Implementation Training and Certification Course
      * 2020 Title IX Regulations Overview - Commitment Beyond Compliance for K-12 School Districts
     * SPOO or Not SPOO?  That is the Question Webinar
     * R3 Webinar - Ten Things to Know About the New Title IX Regulations


The Title IX Coordinator also received the following training:
   *  Title IX Bootcamp for K-12 (With Updates):  Four Session Series (EducationAdminWebAdvisors)
Session 1 - Title IX Procedural Requirements
Session 2 - Investigating Sexual Harassment
Session 3 - Finalizing the Investigation/Making Decisions
Session 4 - Other Issues Related to Title IX
   * Title IX and Biden Administration:  Predicting Changes for K-12 Schools
    * Wisconsin Association of School Boards
          Facilitators of Informal Resolutions - Part 1
          Facilitators of Informal Resolutions - Part 2
   * CESA 7 - Legal Network - Investigation Training (September 2020) 

TITLE IX INVESTIGATOR
The District's Title IX Investigator has received the following training from the Association of Title IX Administrators (ATIXA) located on the following site:  ATIXA Training Materials:
    *  2021 K-12 Investigation Report Writing
    *  2021 K-12 Investigator Level One

The District Investigator also received the following training: 
    * CESA 7 - Legal Network - Investigation Training (September 2020) 
   * Wisconsin Association of School Boards and Boardman & Clark, LLP Title IX Training

TITLE IX DECISION-MAKERS
 * Wisconsin Association of School Boards and Boardman & Clark, LLP Title IX Training
  * Board of Education Training - August 9, 2021

TITLE IX APPEAL DECISION MAKERS
 * Wisconsin Association of School Boards and Boardman & Clark, LLP Title IX Training


DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS

  - 2020 Title IX New Regulations Overview for Administrators

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