What is 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:
1972-Educational Amendments: Title IX
“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.”
Who IS the Title IX Coordinator for WESTPORT COMMUNITY Schools?
Nancy Tavares, Title IX Coordinator, and Kristin McDaniel, Director of Human Resources, are the Title IX Coordinators for Westport Community Schools. If you believe you have experienced or witnessed gender bias in any aspect of Westport Community Schools, including disparities in athletics, please contact them at:
Title IX Coordinator
(508) 636-1140 ext. 4011
Director of Human Resources
(508) 636-1140 ext. 4030
The Title IX Coordinators are the responsible district employees who provide leadership and direction in expediting full compliance with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Chapter 622 of Massachusetts General Law, and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972. All of the above state and federal regulations require equal opportunity regardless of race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and religion in curricular, co-curricular, and extra-curricular activities. Any student or employee who believes that he/she has been discriminated against or harassed should report their concern promptly to the school principal or the relevant Title IX Coordinators listed.
How do I report an incident of possible sexual harassment or gender bias?
If you wish to report a gender bias concern or if you simply have a question, please contact the Title IX Coordinators for Westport Community Schools: Nancy Tavares, Title IX Coordinator, and Kristin McDaniel, Director of Human Resources.
Chapter 622 of M.G.L. and Title IX of the Federal Education Amendments of 1972
Regulations governing the application of Chapter 622 of the Massachusetts General Laws, Acts of 1971, were issued in June of 1975. Chapter 622 states “No person shall be excluded from or discriminated against in admission to a public school of any town, or in obtaining the advantages, privileges, and courses of study in such public school on account of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation.” These regulations focus on the services, programs, and opportunities offered to students. The Chapter 622 Regulations address five areas of school policy: school admissions, admission to courses of study, guidance, course content, and extra-curricular and athletic activities.
Title IX Policy, Regulations, or Inquiries
A copy of the Title IX policy and/or any regulations or inquiries regarding Title IX or Chapter 622 may be obtained by contacting the Title IX Coordinators for Westport Community Schools.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
Westport Community Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, including, but not limited to, in employment, as required by Title IX. The Weston Public Schools is required by Title IX and by the Title IX implementing regulation (34 C.F.R. Part 106) not to discriminate in such a manner. Additional inquiries about the application of Title IX and 34 C.F.R. Part 106 should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator, OCR, or both.