Title IX Protections
Fayette County Public Schools takes seriously all concerns and complaints of harassment and discrimination involving sex, gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, and sexual orientation. Title IX is a federal civil rights law included in the U.S. Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq. The law prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex or gender under any education program or institution that receives federal funding, including Fayette County Public Schools.
Title IX protects district students and staff from sex-based discrimination in areas including but not limited to:
- All forms of sexual harassment and sexual violence, including rape or sexual battery;
- School programs, including curricular and extracurricular activities;
- Treatment of pregnant and parenting staff or students;
- Athletics; and
In August 2020, federal law required all education entities that received federal funding to adopt new Title IX grievance policies and procedures. District policies and procedures outline the steps that staff, students, and families must take when filing a Title IX complaint. All district staff are required to report any instances of Title IX violations to the district Title IX coordinator, which might result in a formal investigation. Lastly, the district strictly prohibits retaliation against students and staff who report Title IX violations.
District's Title IX Policies & Procedures (Search "Title IX" and scroll to download Policy 03.1621.)
Title IX protections -- slides included in our annual harassment/ discrimination training for school staff
Title IX compliance overview -- (password-protected) online training for FCPS employees