Title IX

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    What is Title IX?

    The health and safety of the school community is of paramount importance to PPS. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ​is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities. Title IX works together with state and district policy to ensure all PPS students are safe at school by reducing barriers and protecting students from environments that interfere with safely accessing educational programs or activities. Also prohibited are behaviors or incidents that create an intimidating, offensive or hostile educational climate for another PPS student.

    PPS will investigate all reports. You may report anonymously, however, anonymous reports are difficult to investigate & respond to. We cannot institute safety (or supportive) measures if we do not know the identity of the person harmed/impacted.

    The Report to PPS link provides more information about confidentiality, reporting and investigation procedures.

    TITLE IX PROHIBITS...

    • Sexual harassment: unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature (verbal or physical) that a reasonable person would find so severe, pervasive and objectionably offensive that it denies a person equal educational access.

    • Sexual assault, dating violence or stalking: unwelcome sexual conduct that occurs without consent or when under the influence of drugs/alcohol, while unconscious or elicited using physical force, coercion, explicit or implied threats. Or a pattern of behavior intended to cause fear or intimidation (stalking).

    • Discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender-identity: bullying, intimidation, harassment based on perceived or gender identity, sexual orientation or other protected class that has the effect of interfering with a student’s education or that creates an intimidating, offensive or hostile environment at school. 

    • Online sexual harassment, intimidation or bullying: sending or distributing explicit images (sexting), pornography, sextortion or other sexual content elicited with or without consent (when under 18), or by coercion, threat or intimidation (sextortion).

    • Discrimination based on pregnancy or parenting status: discrimination or unequal access to educational programs or opportunities based on pregnancy or parenting status

    • Gender inequity in athletics or education programs: unequal access based on sex to athletics, co-curricular or educational programs; inequitable access to facilities, participation, scholarships or other educational benefits.

       

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    Reports or concerns regarding any member of the PPS community (students, staff, etc.) can be sent directly using 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:


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    PPS Board Polices related to Title IX

    Board Policies and Aministrative Directives Defined
    Policies (P): A district rule or guideline, either new or revised, that has been passed by a Board vote.
    Administrative Directives (AD): The procedural plan, created by the Superintendent and his staff, to implement a Board policy.

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