Title IXTitle IX Coordiantor
Any person may file a Title IX complaint with Seymour Community School Corporation’s Title IX Coordinator or the Office for Civil Rights by phone, email, mail, or in person.Laci Skidmore
920 N O’brien St. Seymour, IN 47274
812-569-3488 or 812-522-5453
About Title IX and Sexual Harrassment
Seymour Community School Corporation is committed to providing a working and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harrassment of any nature.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Title IX states that: 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 also addresses sexual harassment, sexual violence, and gender-based discrimination. Title IX requires schools to take prompt action upon receiving notice of a sexual assault or sexual harassment. A school based investigation is required, independent of law enforcement investigations. Title IX states that schools should establish standard procedures for handling complaints of sex-based discrimination, harassment, and sexual violence.
In compliance with Title IX sexual harassment regulations, Seymour Community Schools have the responisbiliy to:
1.Respond promptly and supportively to persons alleged to have been victimized by sexual harassment.
2. Resolve allegations of sexual harassment promptly and accurately under a predictable, fair grievance process that provides due process protections to the alleged victim and alleged perpetrators of sexual harassment.
3. Effectively implement remedies for victims.
Seymour Community School’s updated Title IX sexual harassment and grievance policy 2266