Title IX Compliance
What Is Title IX and What Does It Cover?
Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. The principal objective of Title IX is to avoid the use of federal money to support sex discrimination in education programs and to provide individual citizens effective protection against those practices.
Sexual harassment of students, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX. A district's Title IX obligation to ensure nondiscrimination on the basis of sex requires schools to provide transgender students equal access to educational programs and activities, based upon their gender identity. APS will ensure that students who are transgender or gender nonconforming have a safe school environment and complaints of discrimination or harassment will be given immediate attention.
If you are a transgender student (or parent/guardian of a transgender student) who wants to assert a gender identity that differs from previous representations or records, please contact the school principal or counselor to request a Gender Support Plan meeting. You may also contact the District Title IX Director if you have general questions or assistance with the process.
Title IX Violations
Formal complaints of Title IX violations may be reported to the Office of Equal Opportunity Services.
Policies and Procedural Directives
- Non-Discrimination for Students: Gender Identity and Expression
- DM1 – Title IX Compliance for Parent Organizations and Booster Club Finances
Director of Title IX Programs (505) 855-9831