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TITLE IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal law intended to ensure sex and gender equality and protect students against sexual harassment in all school programs and activities, including extracurricular, athletic and other programs that occur at school, on the school bus, or off campus during school-sponsored events.

The School District of Milton is committed to providing an environment where every student feels supported, welcomed and respected and as such shall not discriminate against any person on the basis of sex in any of its curricular, career and technical education, co-curricular, student services, recreational or other programs or activities, or in admission or access to any programs or activities offered by the District. It is the District’s policy to protect all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Title IX Nondiscrimination Policy Statement – As mandated by the current provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and under the regulations set forth in Chapter 106 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (“the federal Title IX regulations”), the School District of Milton does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that the District operates. Title IX’s requirement not to discriminate in any educational program or activity extends to cover, but is not limited to, District students, certain admissions processes, and District employment. Inquiries regarding how Title IX and the federal Title IX regulations apply to the District may be referred to the District’s Title IX Coordinator (as designated below), to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education, or to both.

The District’s Title IX Coordinators are:

Julia Garczynski

Julia J. Garczynski

Director of Student Services

School District of Milton
448 E. High Street
Milton, WI 53563
Phone: 608.868.9200
Email: garczynskij@milton.k12.wi.us

Jeff Spiwak

Jeffery S. Spiwak

Director of Athletics and Activities

School District of Milton
114 W. High Street
Milton, WI 53563
Phone: 608-868-9300
Email: spiwakj@milton.k12.wi.us

Christopher Tukiendorf

Christopher J. Tukiendorf

Director of Human Resources

School District of Milton
448 E High Street
Milton, WI 53563
Phone: 608-868-9200
Email: tukiendorfc@milton.k12.wi.us

Title IX Team Training

Training for the District’s Title IX team is an ongoing process. The School District of Milton Title IX team has trained with ICS Institutional Compliance Solutions. Listed below is the training completed by the Title IX team:

TITLE IX Coordinator Training

K-12 Virtual Certified Title IX Coordinator Training – Instructional Compliance Solutions

TITLE IX Investigator / Decision-Maker Level 1 Training

K-12 Virtual Certified Title IX Investigator / Decision-Maker Level 1 Training – Institutional Compliance Solutions

Where can I find the District’s Anti-Harassment Policies?

The District’s anti-harassment policies can be found by searching for the policies on https://go.boarddocs.com/wi/mil/Board.nsf/Public?open&id=policies or by contacting the District’s Title IX Coordinators.

 

  • Board Policy 2260 – Nondiscrimination and Access to Equal Educational Opportunity
  • Board Policy 2260.01 – Section 504/ADA Prohibition Against Discrimination Based on Disability
  • Board Policy 2266 – Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities
  • Board Policy 3122 – Nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Board Policy 3123 – Section 504/ADA Prohibition Against Discrimination Based on Disability in Employment
  • Board Policy 3362 – Employee Anti-Harassment for Professional Staff
  • Board Policy 4122 – Nondiscrimination and Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Board Policy 4123 – Section 504/ADA Prohibition Against Discrimination Based on Disability in Employment
  • Board Policy 4362 – Employee Anti-Harassment for Support Staff
  • Board Policy 5517 – Student Anti-Harassment
How do I report an incident of sexual harassment?

Any person (including a person who is not claiming to have been personally harmed/victimized by the alleged discrimination) may report a concern or allegation regarding prohibited sex discrimination (including sexual harassment) to the District. Such reports may be submitted as follows:

  1. In person, by mail, by telephone or by electronic mail to the District’s Title IX Coordinator using the contact information for the District’s Title IX Coordinator as listed above.
  2. In person reports should be made when the Title IX Coordinator is reasonably available during regular working hours. Reports submitted by telephone, mail, or electronic mail may be made at any time.
  3. By reporting the alleged sexual harassment to any District employee who shall be responsible for forwarding the complaint to the District’s Title IX Coordinator for review and action as necessary.
  4. By any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator actually receiving the person’s verbal or written report.

Alternatively, complaints can be made by completing the Discrimination & Harassment Report:
SDM Discrimination & Harassment Report

Filing Formal Complaints of Title IX Sexual Harassment

As required by the federal Title IX regulations, the District has established a formal grievance process for investigating and resolving “formal complaints” of “sexual harassment,” as those terms are defined in the regulations.

An individual who is alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sexual harassment under the federal Title IX regulations (i.e., a Title IX “complainant”), or a parent or guardian who has a legal right to act on behalf of such an individual, may file a formal complaint of sexual harassment. No Title IX complainant is obligated to file a formal complaint, but a qualifying formal complaint is necessary for the District to start an investigation using the District’s formal Title IX grievance process.

Complainants are expected to file formal complaints of sexual harassment with a District Title IX Coordinator by submitting a document or electronic submission in person, by U.S. mail, or by electronic mail, using the contact information specified above.

Additional requirements for formal complaints of Title IX sexual harassment, including a description of the required content for a formal complaint, is set forth in Board policy 2266 – Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex in Education Programs or Activities.

In addition, Board policies 2260, 3362, 4362 and 5517 references the District’s nondiscrimination and anti-harassment processes and procedures.

Complaint Process
District Response to Reports and Complaints of Sex Discrimination and to Formal Complaints of Sexual Harassment under Title IX – The District has established grievance procedures through which the District structures its response to reports that allege unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex in any education program or activity of the District.

The purpose of such procedures is to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of any report or complaint of alleged sex discrimination, excluding formal complaints of sexual harassment under Title IX (which are subject to a different process).

Any time that the District has actual knowledge of sexual harassment or allegations of sexual harassment that could constitute a violation of Title IX, the District has obligations to respond to such knowledge in a manner that is, not deliberately indifferent and in a manner that treats the alleged victim(s) of sexual harassment and the alleged perpetrator(s) of sexual harassment equitably. Such a response includes, but is not limited to, offering supportive measures to a complainant and investigating and resolving any formal complaint that presents allegations of Title IX sexual harassment using the formal grievance process that the District has adopted for such formal complaints. District procedures for responding to alleged sexual harassment under Title IX, including the formal grievance process, are set forth in Board policies 3362, 4362 and 5517

Complaints can be made by completing the Discrimination & Harassment Report:

SDM Discrimination & Harassment Report

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