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What is Title IX in simple terms?

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

Title IX

Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This law protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Title IX applies to any institution receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Education, including state and local educational agencies. Educational programs and activities that receive federal funds from the Department of Education must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or because a person made charges, testified, or participated in any complaint action under Title IX.

Commitment to Safety & Respect

Columbia Borough School District is committed to fostering an environment free from sexual or gender-based harassment or misconduct.The School is also committed to providing support to those who may have been impacted by incidents of misconduct and may provide various resources and support services to individuals who have experienced one of these incidents.This website provides information on what to do if you or someone you know may have been impacted by any of these behaviors.

Donna Prokay, Title IX Coordinator

Office of Human Resources

200 North Fifth Street

Columbia, PA 17512

Phone: (717) 354-1507 - email:TitleIXcompliance@columbiabsd.org

Incident Reporting Form