January 1, 2019 marked the launch of the #METOOK12 movement. Ms. Magazine featured the progress of this movement one-year later, and noted in part,
"We’re encouraged by the recent proactive steps taken by the Portland, OR Public Schools in building stakeholder coalitions inclusive of parent and student voices under the #MeTooK12 banner, which is widely promoted in district communications. It’s a model that other districts should adopt. They must work to ensure their Title IX policies are transparent, equitable and enforced, and that staff is trained to respond fairly and compassionately to reports of sexual harassment and violence." Read the full article here.
If you are in imminent danger, have recently been harmed and/or are in need of medical attention, call 911 immediately.
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Portland Public Schools is dedicated to ensuring that all allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault are investigated thoroughly. The health and safety of the school community is of paramount importance to us; if you have been harmed or know of an incident of discrimination or harassment at school, please contact Dr. Liane O'Banion, the District’s Title IX Director, immediately at 503-916-3025, email@example.com or submit a concern here.
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in any and all education programs and activities. Title IX keeps kids safe by reducing barriers to education, including prevention and response to all forms of gender-based discrimination and harassment.
Forms of gender-based discrimination under Title IX:
- Sexual or dating violence (including stalking)
- Sexual harassment
- Bullying based on perceived gender-identity or sexual orientation
- Transmission of sexual images as a means of threat, coercion or intimidation and/or cyberbullying
- Discrimination based on pregnancy or parenting status
- Unequal access to athletic or education programs, benefits or facilities
Reports or concerns regarding any member of the PPS community (students, staff, etc.) can be sent directly to PPS Report a Title IX Concern or Safe Oregon. *Note: all complaints made to the Safe Oregon tip line are cross reported to DHS, Portland Police and Portland Public Schools as necessary.
You may also submit a complaint to the Oregon Department of Education.
These Resource Links Offer Comprehensive Information:
Board policies (P): A district rule or guideline, either new or revised, that has been passed by a Board vote.
Board administrative directives (AD): The procedural plan, created by the Superintendent and his staff, to implement a Board policy.
PPS Board Polices related to Title IX (Student)
- 1.80.020-P Nondiscrimination/Anti-Harassment
- 4.30.060-P Anti-Harassment
- 4.30.061-AD Transgender, Nonbinary and Gender Diverse Students
- 4.30.070-P Teen Dating Violence/Domestic Violence
- 4.30.071-AD Harassment, Sexual Violence, and Teen Dating Violence Procedures and Prevention- Students
PPS Board Policies related to Student Discipline and Conduct
- 4.30.010-P Student Conduct and Discipline
- 4.30.011-AD Student Conduct and Discipline Implementation Framework
- 4.30.012-P Standards of Conduct- Student Dress and Grooming
- 4.30.013-AD Student Dress Code
- 4.30.020-AD Student Discipline Procedures
- 4.30.021-AD Student Suspension and Expulsion Procedures
- 4.30.022-AD Alcohol, Other Drugs, and Tobacco
- 4.30.023-P Healthy, Substance Free Learning Environments
- 4.30.025-AD Discipline of Students with Disabilities
PPS Board Policies related to Title IX (Staff)
- 5.10.030-P Grievance Procedure - Sex Discrimination
- 5.10.050-AD Employee Communication
- 5.10.060-P Sexual Harassment
- 5.10.061-AD Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure
- 5.10.062-P Sexual Harassment ñ Staff To Student
- 5.10.063-AD Prohibition Against Employee Child Abuse and Sexual Conduct with Students
- 5.10.064-P Professional Conduct Between Adults and Students
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If you have been the victim of sexual or domestic violence, there are many resources to support your healing & recovery.
Please view a "List of Oregon Support & Resources" located under PPS Students/Parents tab on main Title IX site for a comprehensive list of support resources.
24/7 Emergency or Crisis
Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC)
Teen2Teen to 839863 (text)
PPS Support Services: Student Success & Health (Rice School)
Title IX Director - Liane O'Banion, Ed.D.
School Counseling Program
In-School Community-Based Supports
Raphael House & Volunteers of America (VOA)
Delivers quality, affordable, cost-effective health care to young people and function like a doctor's office located on school grounds.
Any youth in grades K-12 who live or go to school in Multnomah County can visit a school-based clinic. Click here to locate a clinic and find office hours.
Health Partnerships for mental and physical health and wellness, located in PPS schools