Prohibition of Discrimination on the Basis of Sex
Kamiah School District 304 is committed to providing a working and learning environment that is free from gender and sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), its regulations, and certain other federal and state laws prohibit discrimination in such a manner. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex includes sexual harassment. Given this, the District prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any of its education or employment programs or activities. Furthermore, the District prohibits harassment and discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and pregnancy, as well as retaliation against individuals who report allegations of sex and gender-based harassment and discrimination, file a formal complaint, or participate in a grievance process.
Title IX’s requirement not to discriminate in any of the District’s education programs or activities applies to both students and employees and extends to both admission and employment. Students, employees, or other members of the District community who believe that they have been subjected to sex or gender-based harassment, discrimination, or retaliation should report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education, or both, who will provide information about supportive measures and the applicable grievance process(es). Violations of this policy may result in discipline for both students and District employees.
Title IX Process
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, including sexual harassment and sexual assault, in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.
Title IX states that:
“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.”
What is Sexual Harassment?
- Quid pro quo by an employee;
- Unwelcome conduct that is so severe, pervasive and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to a school’s education program or activity; and/or
- Sexual assault as defined by the Clery Act, and dating violence, domestic violence and stalking as defined by the Violence Against Women’s Act.
More information may be found here: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/tix_dis.html
Kamiah School District’s Title IX Policy can be found here: https://www.kamiah.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Policy-3085-Title-IX.pdf
Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Process can be found here: https://www.kamiah.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/3085P-Title-IX-Procedures.pdf
To File A Complaint: Contact the Title IX Coordinator
Kamiah Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Benjamin Merrill
1102 Hill St.
Kamiah, ID 83536
Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
U.S. Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
1-800-421-3481; 1-800-877-8339 (TDD)
The District’s policies and procedures for addressing reports and complaints of sex-based discrimination (including sexual harassment) are intended to comply with Title IX and its regulations. To the extent that they conflict with Title IX or its regulations, Title IX and its regulations will control.