Title IX Coordinator

Jeff Ferranti, Director of Student Services

978-897-2138, jferranti@maynard.k12.ma.us

Title IX - resources

New Title IX regulations as of August 14, 2020, amends the regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). The final regulations specify how recipients of Federal financial assistance covered by Title IX, including elementary and secondary schools, must respond to allegations of sexual harassment consistent with Title IX’s prohibition against sex discrimination.

The revised regulations are intended to further enforce Title IX’s prohibition against sex discrimination by requiring recipients to address sexual harassment as a form of sex discrimination in education programs or activities.

The final regulations obligate recipients to respond promptly and supportively to persons alleged to be victimized by sexual harassment, resolve allegations of sexual harassment promptly and accurately under a predictable, fair grievance process that provides due process protections to alleged victims and alleged perpetrators of sexual harassment, and effectively implement remedies for victims. 

The Maynard Public Schools

* do not discriminate against individuals on the basis sex, or any other category protected by state or federal law, in the administration of its educational and employment policies, and in its administered programs and activities, and provides equal access to all designated youth groups.

* are committed to maintaining an educational and work environment free from all forms of discrimination, including sexual harassment and retaliation. 

* are committed to providing equal educational opportunities and a safe learning and workplace environment free from discrimination, including sex-based discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation.

* will not tolerate any form of discrimination, including sexual harassment and retaliation, within the school community.

* will promptly and fairly investigate and respond to all reports and complaints of sexual harassment and retaliation. During the grievance process, the district will provide equitable treatment to complainants and respondents, ensure objective evaluation of all relevant evidence, and designate investigators and decision-makers who are free from bias or conflict of interest. Following an investigation where it is determined that sexual harassment has occurred, the district will take prompt, appropriate disciplinary, corrective and remedial measures as necessary to ensure a safe and equitable learning and workplace environment for all school community members.