Title IX - Striving for Safety & Equal Access
TITLE IX OF THE EDUCATION AMENDMENTS
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. New regulations went into effect on August 14, 2020, addressing how schools must respond to reports of “sexual harassment,” as defined within the regulations. In addition, there are other federal and state laws that address reporting obligations and how institutions respond to reports of sexual misconduct.
Reports of an incident(s) against an Era ISD student, visitor, staff or faculty member for gender discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, or domestic violence should be made to the Title IX Coordinator (District Superintendent). Reports can be made by phone, email, online reporting form, or in person. Alleged victims of sexual assault should also consider contacting local law enforcement.
If you are in immediate crisis: call 911.
Anyone can report an incident(s) of sexual misconduct. However, only an alleged victim or the Title IX Coordinator may file a Formal Complaint. Filing a Formal Complaint will initiate the Grievance Process related to the allegations that have been reported.
All employees, including student employees (except confidential employees) are mandatory reporters (“responsible employees”) and must report promptly to the Title IX Coordinator all known information concerning an alleged incident of sexual misconduct. For information on filing a report see the appropriate link at left.
ERA ISD's COMMITMENT
Era Independent School District (“EISD”) is dedicated to providing a learning, living and working environment that is free from discrimination based on gender and sexual harassment. Sexual harassment (including sexual violence, sexual assault, stalking, dating violence, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, and sexual misconduct in any form are prohibited and will not be tolerated. Any individuals who engage in such conduct will be subject to disciplinary action. We are committed to providing a safe campus climate for our entire academic community."
Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is strictly prohibited.
Conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:
- An employee of the institution conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the District on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct (Quid Pro Quo);
- Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the District's education program or activity; or
- “Sexual assault,” “dating violence,” “domestic violence,” or “stalking” as defined in under Era ISD Board Policy.