AOS 98 Affirmative Action - Title IX Officer

Contact: Allan Crocker - 207-633-2421

Equal Educational Opportunity Laws

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Section 504 Rehabilitation Act 1973

Age Discrimination Act 1987

Title 5 M.R.S.A. Maine Human Rights Act

Sections 4601-4604Title 20A M.R.S.A., Sections 6, 254, 256, 4502, 6553, 13019-A, 13019-B

“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 . . . .” 20 U.S.C. § 1681(a).

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 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. Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, and sexual coercion. Title IX also requires that equal opportunity in athletics be provided.

Title IX also prohibits retaliation for raising a complaint under Title IX or for advocating for a right protected by Title IX.

Individuals with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact our district Title IX Coordinator, Delia Dearnley.

Know that you also have have the right to directly contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights at any time. The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is the entity that is charged with enforcing Title IX compliance. Inquiries about these issues may also be referred to:

U. S. Department of Education

Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 8th Floor

Five Post Office Square

Boston MA 02109-3921

P: (617) 289-0111

F: (617) 289-0150

TTY (877) 521.2172 or email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.