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

…of High School (Broadly) Kindergarteners among youngest schoolhouse assault victims (Associated Press) Rape survivor Adriana Presas speaks publicly for the first time (WILX.com) Dietrich: Idaho Teen, Community Grapple With Aftermath…

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

…unemployable (Circa.com) We Can’t Wait: Solutions to K-12 Sexual Harassment and Assault (Huffington Post) AP Report: Sexual assaults by peers at school (WBRC-TV Birmingham) With Trump’s Title IX stance unknown,…

#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…

Newsworthy

…after his daughter was sexually assaulted and about feeling betrayed by the school district. To combat schools’ failure to enforce Title IX, SSAIS has provided free resources to compel compliance….

Awareness Videos and Films

…assault and suicide. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8z9d7gnEuxI&align=left&rel=0 Part 2 Kristi was raped by a classmate. She doesn’t want to tell her parents. But she does want to know how she can return to…

Leadership

…nightmare—and take proactive steps so that we can both prevent assault and compel lawful and compassionate responses to sexual harassment and violence. Dr. Warkov tenaciously demanded accountability from the Seattle…

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…

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…

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)….

Sexual Harassment Defined

…important information: From 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…

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

…contact a local OCR enforcement office or you can file a discrimination complaint by using the OCR on-line complaint form. See our page on Filing Complaints. File a Title IX…

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

Complaints (SSAIS.org) Legal FAQs (SSAIS.org) Quick FAQs (SSAIS.org) Webinar: Suspended and Removed: How to Enforce a Student’s Right to School National Women’s Law Center Pregnant and Parenting Students’ Rights –…

Filing Complaints

…submit a complaint, 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…

#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…

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….

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…

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…