If you are in imminent danger, have recently been assaulted or harmed and/or are in need of medical attention, please call 911 first.
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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, firstname.lastname@example.org or submit a concern here.
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, is a Federal civil rights law. Title IX, which many people are aware of because of its early emphasis on safeguarding equity in sports, also 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.
Forms of gender-based discrimination under Title IX:
- Sexual misconduct (groping; touching)
- Sexual harassment (unwelcome, persistent or severe behaviors)
- Bullying based on perceived gender-identity or sexual orientation
- Transmission of sexual images as a means of threat, coercion or intimidation and/or cyberbullying
- Pregnancy or parenting status
- All forms of sexual/dating violence
View this 2-part video series created by Stop Sexual Assault in Schools (SSAIS), which is geared toward helping kids and parents understand what Title IX is and why it's so important that K-12 schools promptly address gender-based discrimination in schools.
If you are in imminent danger, have recently been assaulted or harmed and/or are in need of medical attention, please call 911.
Reports or concerns regarding any member of the PPS community (students, staff, etc.) can be sent directly to the PPS Title IX Director or Click Here to Report to 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.
PPS Board Polices related to Title IX - Student
4.30.060-P Anti-Harassment - Student
4.30.061-AD Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Student - Student
4.30.070-P Teen Dating Violence/Domestic Violence - Student
PPS Board Policies related to Title IX - Staff
5.10.060-P Sexual Harassment - Staff
5.10.061-AD Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure - Staff
5.10.062-P Sexual Harassment - Staff To Student
5.10.063-AD Prohibition Against Employee Child Abuse and Sexual Conduct with Students
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