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Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities.  All public and private elementary and secondary schools, school districts, colleges, and universities (hereinafter “schools”) receiving any Federal funds must comply with Title IX.  Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.
The law firm, Tucker|Arensberg, P.C., provided the Apollo-Ridge School District Administrative Leadership Team with Title IX Training on November 10, 2020.
Nondiscrimination Policy

The Apollo-Ridge School District shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical handicap, disability or limited English proficiency in its educational programs, activities or employment policies, and shall provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth programs, as required by Title IX of the 1972 Educational Amendments, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 Regulations of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Boy Scouts Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act..

The District shall not use or distribute any publication stating that the District treats applicants, students, or employees differently on the basis of sex except as such treatment is permitted by Title IX or the applicable regulations.

The requirement not to discriminate in the Education Program or Activity extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and the Regulations to the District may be referred to the District’s Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary, or both
Title IX Coordinator:
Jamie Laws
Director of Human Resources and School Safety
Administrative Assistant to the Superintendent 
1825 State Route 56 PO Box 219
Spring Church, PA 15686
Phone: 724-478-6010

Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed above for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or electronic mail address, or by mail to the office address, listed for the Title IX Coordinator above.