Title IX Coordinators

…How to File a Formal Complaint https://www.pausd.org/about-us/policies-procedures/formal-complaint-procedures Title IX Chat https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dVJV_zlq17X2n1A3IhbDdQgosZgcRZL_/edit Workshop, Training, and Meetings https://www.pausd.org/about-us/policies-procedures/title-ix-office Title IX Coordinator Life: Part 1 – Who Are Your Constituents? October, 2020 by…

K-12 Sexual Assault Reports

…District log reveals reports of discrimination (Palo Alto Online) Report: District failed to follow law, policy in sex-assault case (Palo Alto Online) OCR findings: A repeated failure to properly investigate…

Private Schools

…K-12 schools. Here are the links to file complaints: Department of Agriculture: online through the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights. Department of Health and Human Services: online

The K-12 Sexual Assault and Harassment Problem: Title IX in K-12 Schools

…accessed at: http://nymag.com/nymetro/news/features/n_9391/ [7] See: http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/11/yes_all_daughters_oklahoma_high_school_students_walk_out_protest_alleged_mistrea.html [8] Adam Clark, Rutgers Report: ‘Sexual violence starts before college; Sept. 3 2015, accessed at: http://www.nj.com/education/2015/09/rutgers_report_sexual_violence_starts_before_colle.html Read moreRead less Jules Irvin-Rooney, J.D. is the…

Our Work in the Media

…to Block Changes to Title IX Sexual Misconduct Rules (The 74) K-12 schools keep mishandling sexual assault complaints. Will new Title IX regulations help? (NBCNews.com) School sexual assault rule change…

Newsworthy

For questions or comments please contact SSAIS or SASH Club via info@stopsexualassausltinschools.org or info@sashclub.org. Follow SASH Club social media: Instagram: @sashclubs Facebook: www.facebook.com/sashclubs Twitter: @sashclubs A year-long pilot of SASH…

#MeTooK12 Campaign

…from the Department’s Office for Civil Rights. Since we can’t count on federal oversight we must compel compliance through community engagement. As SSAIS told the Washington Post, the solution requires…

Leadership

communities. Cheryl Ann Graf completed her training as a family nurse practitioner at Pacific Lutheran University, WA, and graduated with BSN, MSN and nurse practitioner degrees/national certifications. She also completed…

Library

…data if schools are to understand the impact of sexual assault on the LGBT community. (Center for American Progress, 2014) Title IX: An Imperfect but Vital Tool To Stop Bullying…

Get Help

…identities and orientations]: RAINN National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE National Teen Dating Abuse Hotline: 1-866-331-9474 National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE Love Is Respect: 1-866-331-9474 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)….

Join Our Work

…transparency in numerous online media. We were further compelled to action when Seattle-based writer Caitlin Sussman, author of a national award-winning essay on rape culture, admonished: “The public needs to…

Sexual Harassment Defined

…Equal Rights Advocates: Know Your Rights at School: Sexual Assault & Sexual Harassment From The National Women’s Law Center: How to Recognize and Combat Sexual Harassment: A Primer for Students…

Toolkits and Factsheets

…fail these students, compromising their education and burdening families. They feel that schools aren’t doing enough to protect their loved ones and neighbors. This new toolkit can help parents and…

Quick FAQs

…You do not need a lawyer. You can contact a local OCR enforcement office or you can file a discrimination complaint by using the OCR on-line complaint form. See our…

Sample OCR Cases

…Create a task force composed of parents, students, community members and representatives of community-based organizations to identify strategies to improve the school climate, and prevent sexual harassment and sexual violence;…

Video

…pre-college students) Read 6 items ↓Read Less Is your school Title IX compliant? Title IX Compliance Checklist Problem with your school Problem with your school (SSAIS.org) Filing complaints (SSAIS.org) Abuse…

Filing Complaints

…contact a local OCR enforcement office or use the OCR on-line complaint form. Here is an infographic on filing a complaint with OCR (from notalone.gov). Although every complaint is unique,…

#MeTooK12 Campaign

…From survivor to advocate: demanding change in the Portland, OR, school district by Annabelle Schwartz [See Annabelle’s activism online: Oregon Live, KATU-TV, Planned Parenthood video] My name is Annabelle Schwartz,…

Activism Toolkit

…take action to combat the U.S. Dept. of Education’s new Title IX rules: The SSAIS Action Guide lists dozens of ideas for student activism: Activities for students and their allies…

SSAIS April Newsletter

…international attention. New Resource on How to File a Title IX Complaint SSAIS collaborated with Dr. Bill Howe to create the guide How to File a Title IX Complaint in…

Legal FAQs

…Letter (January 2001) https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/shguide.pdf Dear Colleague Letter (October 2014) http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-resourcecomp-201410.pdf Dear Colleague Letter: Sexual Violence Background, Summary, and Fast Facts (April 4, 2011) http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/dcl-factsheet-201104.pdf Note: OCR withdrew this guidance on…

Helpful Forms

…obtain documents from the school district regarding its Title IX compliance. Use the “Title IX Compliance Checklist” to evaluate whether there are deficiencies in the school district’s Title IX compliance….

Our Family’s Story

…our appeal, we noted that the District had not addressed our complaint regarding: 1) the improper and inadequate adult supervision on the field trip that created an unsafe environment in…

Join the Discussion

…suggestions too. As this thread grows comments will be sorted by topic. To contribute a longer guest blog/vlog/audio statement or report on your activism, contact us. Trigger Warning: This page…

Two Years of #MeTooK12: Analyzing the Impact of the Campaign to End Sexual Harassment in Schools

…virtual conference, the American Federation of Teachers (AFT) sponsored a special keynote session “#MeTooK12 and #MeToo: What does it mean for schools?” SSAIS participated in the webinar and contributed #MeTooK12-themed…

Student Voices Drive Change

…feel more comfortable coming forward, without being criticized by school employees or judged by their peers. We also updated all of the definitions listed on the regulation, added some new…