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.

Complaints for students attending a Charter School are managed by the Charter Schools Office. Do not complete the online form. Contact the Charter Schools Office by calling 215-400-4090 or by emailing charters@philasd.org.

Important Terms and Phrases

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

A document filed by a Complainant or signed by the applicable Title IX Coordinator alleging Title IX sexual harassment and requesting that the District investigate the allegation.

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

Conduct on the basis of sex, that satisfies one or more of the following:

  • A District employee conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or District service on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct, commonly referred to as quid pro quo sexual harassment;
  • Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to a District education program or activity; or
  • Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking
Examples of Potential Title IX Violations
  • Harassment or discrimination based on sex or gender identity or expression
  • Harassment or discrimination based on Pregnant or Parenting status
  • 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
Reporting Potential Title IX Violations

School District employees are required to report potential Title IX violations to the Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator immediately by emailing Andrea Prince aprince@philasd.org or by emailing antiharassment@philasd.org. Other school community members (students, parents/guardians) are encouraged to report potential violations as soon as possible by any of the ways listed below.

Any person, whether the alleged Complainant or not, may submit a complaint alleging bullying, harassment, or discrimination by any means that results in the Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written complaint including:

  1. Completing the online Bullying, Harassment/Discrimination Reporting form;
  2. Calling the Bullying/Harassment hotline at 215-400-SAFE;
  3. Submitting a complaint via Safe2Say;
  4. Emailing the Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator directly at antiharassment@philasd.org; or
  5. Reporting the incident to the building principal or designee, or to any other member of the school staff, including teachers, guidance counselors, bilingual counseling assistants (BCAs), coaches, and administrators.

A report may be made at any time, including during non-business hours. Complaints will be treated the same, regardless of whether they are made verbally or in writing.

District's Response to Potential Title IX Violations
  • The Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator will conduct an initial assessment, including an individualized safety and risk analysis, to determine if the allegations meet the definition and parameters for Title IX sexual harassment.
    • If the result of this initial assessment determines that the reported conduct does not meet the definition and parameters of Title IX sexual harassment the complaint will be redirected to the appropriate administrator to address the allegations.
    • If the result of the initial assessment determines that the allegations may constitute Title IX sexual harassment, the Complainant will be given the opportunity to file a Formal Complaint.
  • If a Formal Complaint is filed (either by the Complainant or by the Compliance Officer/Title IX Coordinator) the Grievance Process for Formal Complaints outlined in Procedure B for Board Policy 248 will be followed.
  • If a Formal Complaint is not filed, the complaint will be directed to the appropriate office or administrator to address the allegations under other Board policies, if applicable.
  • Schools will work to address any misconduct or safety concerns regardless of the filing of a Formal Complaint.

Retaliation is prohibited and should be reported to the Compliance Office/Title IX Coordinator at antiharassment@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


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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.

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Contact Information

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:

  • Andrea Prince, Title IX Coordinator
  • Email: aprince@philasd.org
  • Phone Number: 215-400-4830

Inquiries related to employees:

  • Michelle Chapman, Title IX Co-Coordinator
  • Email: mrchapman@philasd.org
  • Phone Number: 215-400-4600

Inquiries related to athletics:

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