The Purpose of this Policy
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., protects students from discrimination based on sex in educational programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:
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 academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity operated by a recipient, which receives Federal financial assistance.
This policy reaffirms the commitment of the PA Distance Learning Charter School (“Charter School”) to comply with Title IX. This policy covers student on student as well as employee on student sexual harassment.
The PA Distance Title IX Policy outlines the proper procedures for ensuring compliance by The PA Distance Learning Charter School with the requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
You can find our Title IX Policies & Procedures, as well as all of our school’s policies and other important information, here.
Chief Compliance Officer & Title IX Coordinator
(888) 997-3352 x230
2605 Nicholson Road, Suite 4100, Sewickley, PA 15143
Title IX Staff Training
Title IX mandates that Charter School employees that address sexual violence complaints have appropriate training. The U.S. Department of Education (ED) recommends that teachers, campus security, administrators, counselors, nurses, cleaning staff, coaches, and others likely to receive reports be trained on how to identify and report sexual harassment and violence.
For reference, you can find the PA Distance staff training here.