Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex based discrimination, including sexual harassment, in education programs.

Complainant: Any individual who is alleged to be the victim of bullying, harassment, or discrimination.

Respondent: Any individual who is alleged to be the perpetrator of bullying, harassment or discrimination.

Title IX Sexual Harassment: any instance of quid pro quo harassment by a school’s employee; any unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would find so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it denies a person equal educational access; any instance of sexual assault (as defined in the Clery Act), dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking as defined in the Violence Against Women Act (VA WA).

Sexual Misconduct: Unwelcome conduct on the basis of sex that does not meet the definition of Title IX sexual harassment as defined above.

1) Harassment or discrimination based on sex or gender identity or expression

2) Harassment or discrimination based on Pregnant or Parenting status

3) Bullying or harassment in the form of:

  • Comments, threats, gestures, or rumors of a sexual nature
  • Sharing/showing images/videos of a sexual nature
  • Non-consensual sex acts

Any person, whether the alleged complainant or not, may submit a complaint of bullying, harassment, or discrimination and is encouraged to do so immediately in any of the following ways:

For student complainants:

1) Complete the online Bullying/Harassment reporting form

2) Call the Bullying/Harassment hotline at  215-400-SAFE

3) Submit a report via Safe2Say

4) Email the Student Title IX Coordinator directly at antiharassment@philasd.org

5) Report the incident to the building principal or designee, or to any other member of the school staff, including teachers, guidance counselors, bilingual counseling assistants (BCA’s), coaches and administrators.

*Mandatory Reporting: Any employee who witnesses, suspects or is notified that a student has been subject to conduct that might constitute a Title IX violation shall immediately report the incident by using the online form.

 

For employee complainants:

1) Report the incident to the building principal or the immediate supervisor

2) Complete the online Employee Discrimination and Harassment reporting form

3) Contact Labor Relations at 215-400-4600

4) Email the Employee Title IX Coordinator directly at employeetitleIXcomplaints@philasd.org

Pregnant and Parenting Students:

Education Leading to Employment and Career Training (ELECT)
ELECT offers free case management and supportive services to expecting or already parenting teen mothers and fathers 21 years old and younger to help them as students achieve their highest potential personally and academically, so they become successful parents and citizens, by providing the support they need to stay in school through graduation.

ELECT Program Inquiry:

Phone 215-400-4250

ELECTinfo@philasd.org

For more information Click Here!

LGBTQ+, Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Students

A Genders & Sexualities Alliance (GSA) is a student-run club, which provides a safe place for students to meet, support each other, talk about issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and expression, and work to end homophobia and transphobia. GSAs have evolved beyond their traditional role to serve as safe spaces for LGBTQ+ youth in middle schools and high schools, and have emerged as vehicles for deep social change related to racial, gender, and educational justice.

For more information  Click Here!

Contact Us:   

Concerns or inquiries regarding sex discrimination, harassment, or retaliation can be made to the School District’s Title IX Coordinators or to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

 

Inquiries related to students:

Title IX Coordinator

Andrea Prince

440 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19130

215-400-4830

Inquiries related to employees:

Title IX Co-Coordinator

Michelle Chapman

mrchapman@philasd.org

440 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA 19130

215-400-4600

Inquiries related to athletics: 

Email: athletics@philasd.org or the TItle IX Coordinator