Title IX

Title IX Prohibits Sexual Harassment and Sexual Violence in Public Schools
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX"), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. All public and private elementary and secondary schools, school districts, colleges, and universities (hereinafter "schools") receiving any Federal funds must comply with Title IX. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.

Federal law requires that schools have and distribute a policy that prohibits discrimination and harassment based on sex and acts of sexual violence. In compliance with Title IX, it is the policy of the Blair Oaks R-II School District to maintain a learning and work environment free from discrimination and harassment based on sex. 

The Blair Oaks R-II School Board of Education adopted Policy 1301 that defines sexual harassment under Title IX, and outlines the policies and procedures that the District follows in identifying, investigating, and responding to allegations of sexual harassment under Title IX. (Please see Board of Education Policy 1301).

Complaints of Sexual Harassment may be directed to the District’s Title IX Coordinator.

Title IX Training
The Title IX Coordinator has completed the following training:
Title IX Training Materials link

The Board authorizes the following individual to serve as the Title IX coordinator for the Blair Oaks R-II School District and coordinate and implement the district's efforts to comply with the requirements of Title IX.

Title IX Coordinator  
Tara Bishop

Title IX Decision Maker
Melissa Bruemmer

Title IX Investigators
Lynn Hildebrand
Director of Special Services

Tara Bishop
Elementary Principal

Title IX Appeal Officer
Ben Meldrum