2023 VSBA TITLE IX: BEST PRACTICES IN TRAINING & COMPLIANCE
With claims of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct hitting newsstands everywhere, Title IX coordinators and other senior staff need to be confident in their knowledge and enforcement of their divisions’ policies. Prevention and thorough investigations are the best ways to manage risk and foster a safe and healthy school environment.
For the first half of the workshop, participants will learn the basics of Title IX, best practices regarding Title IX policies, and recent case law relating to sexual harassment of students, gender discrimination, and employee training requirements. In addition, participants will walk away equipped with tools to help administrators spot, prevent, and investigate claims of unlawful discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
For the second half of this workshop Sands Anderson will provide the required training for Investigators and Decision-Makers as well as provide board members with an understanding of those roles. The new federal Title IX Regulations effective in August 2020 require basic levels of training for school division employees. The Regulations also require so-called “Level II” training for professionals who will serve as school divisions’ Investigators and Decision-Makers as those terms are defined in the Regulations. This training will review the basic level training, but will also focus on the areas of training required for this sub-set of professionals, including topics such as proper investigation, impartiality, relevancy, the use of technology in hearings (if conducted), and the scope of divisions’ educational programs. This second half of the workshop is designed to address the requirements for Level II training.
Hosted by the VSBA and presented by Bradford King and Nicole Cheuk, attorneys with Sands Anderson PC, this timely and important workshop is a must. The workshop will take place from 10:00 AM—12:30 PM.
This event earns 1 VSBA Academy Credit point. For more information on the VSBA Academy Credits and Awards please click here. More information on the meeting can be found in the meeting brochure and on the VSBA website. If you have any questions, please contact Mikaela Coffey, Director of Meetings and Conferences, at email@example.com.
Disclaimer: Participation in VSBA initiatives and observances is optional. Any related materials from the Association are shared as suggested ideas and resources for implementation. Member school boards may choose not to participate locally.