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Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities, including athletic programs.  No person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity operated by the district.  Title IX protects all participants in the district’s educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees and job applicants.  The district does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities as outlined in School Board Policy 296

All questions regarding Title IX requirements may referred to the district’s Title IX Coordinator: 

 

Chris Ledbetter 

Soda Springs High School 

300 East 1st North 

Soda Springs, ID 83276 

ledbchri@sodaschools.org 

208-547-4308 

 

The Title IX Coordinator can provide information on Title IX, including information about the Coordinator’s position, complaint procedures and applicable district policies to any student or employee who feels that his or her rights under Title IX have been violated by the district or its officials.  In addition, any student or employee may make an inquiry or complaint directly to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

Reporting Harassment/Discrimination

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 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. 

Harassment Reporting Form 

Policy 296F1- Reporting Form

Policy 296F2- Notice of Allegation Template

Policy 296F3- Notice of Allegations Respondent

Policy 296F4- Notice of Allegations Witness

Policy 296F5 - Notice Delay

Nondiscrimination Statement Long Form

 

 

Next Steps

After a report of sexual harassment has been made, the school and/or Title IX Coordinator will reach out to the individual affected by the alleged misconduct, provide supportive measures, discuss the grievance policy, and offer the opportunity for the complainant to file a formal complaint if the behavior meets the Title IX definition of sexual harassment.  If a formal complaint is filed, appropriate steps will be taken to investigate. Upon completing the investigation, the outcome will be shared with all stakeholders.

 

Grievance Procedures

If a party does not agree with the final determination made by the school or has concerns of noncompliance with Title IX or actions that would be prohibited by Title IX, he/she may appeal the determination in accordance with School Board Policy 296P1.

Title IX Required Training

Coordinator Training

Coordinator Training

Chris Ledbetter (Certification)

Dr. Molly Stein (Certification)

 

Investigator Training

Investigator Training

Bryan Jensen (Certification)

Rod Worthington (Certification)

Dr. Molly Stein (Certification)

 

Decision Maker Training

Decision Maker Training

Debbie Daniels (Certification)

Jess McMurray (Certification)

Dr. Molly Stein (Certification)

Decision Maker Training - Appeals

Dr. Molly Stein (Certification)