You can’t hit the target if you aren’t pointed in the right direction. Our Strategic Plan helps us do just that, and Aim One of that plan focuses on “Maximizing Achievement for ALL Students.” This philosophy is reflected across our programs and services to every student, and the often heard philosophy that in our schools, “All means ALL!” Title IX is a federal ruling that echoes our philosophy, requiring schools to provide and report on co-curricular opportunities for students regardless of gender.
Official Title IX
Federal Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), implemented at 34 C.F.R. § 106.31, subd. (a), provides that no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity operated by a recipient which receives federal financial assistance. Relevant here, Title IX requires school districts to take immediate and appropriate action to investigate when it knows or reasonably should know of a possible Title IX violation.