The AGSD School Board takes seriously its obligations to ensure that no student or employee suffers discrimination on the basis of sex, as defined in Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. Title IX is a federal law, enacted in 1972 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.
Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in educational programs or activities that receive financial assistance. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, which is defined as conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:
An employee of the District conditioning the provision of aid, benefit, or service of the District on participation in unwelcome conduct;
Unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would determine to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the District’s education program or activity;
Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, as defined by applicable law.
Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Points of Contacts, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Points of Contact receiving the person’s verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the electronic mail addresses (email) listed, or by mail to XI Point of Contact Scott MacManus or Eston Jennings at P.O. Box 226, Tok, AK 99780
After a report of sexual harassment has been made, the school and/or Title IX Point of Contact will reach out to the individual affected by the alleged misconduct, provide supportive measures, discuss the grievance policy, and offer the opportunity for the complainant to file a formal complaint if the behavior meets the Title IX definition of sexual harassment. If a formal complaint is filed, appropriate steps will be taken to investigate. Upon completing the investigation, the outcome will be shared with all stakeholders.
If a party does not agree with the final determination made by the school or has concerns of noncompliance with Title IX or actions that would be prohibited by Title IX, he/she may appeal the determination in accordance with School Board Policy AR4339.
EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY (EEO)
Everyone will be treated equally regardless of their race, ethnicity, color, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status, or genetic information. The District is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for those with disabilities and religious needs to the best of our ability.