Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 9/10/2020 - 6:30 PM
Category: Action Items
Type: Action
Subject: 6.3 Adoption of Title IX Resolution
Strategic Plan 2018-2023:
Provide Name(s) of Attachments: Title IX Resolution
File Attachment:
Title IX Resolution.pdf
SIGNED Title IX Resolution (BOE 9-10-2020).pdf
Provide Background Details and Rationale: The U.S. Department of Education recently issued new regulations interpreting Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX"), which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the district's programs and activities. These updates require significant changes to the district's procedures for responding to allegations of sexual harassment under Title IX.

The Missouri School Boards' Association recently issued a recommended new Board Policy based on the new Title IX regulations (Policy ACA - Sexual Harassment under Title IX). General Counsel is currently reviewing that policy and plans to present it (with potential revisions) to the district Policy Committee at its first meeting of the school year on October 13, 2020.

General Counsel recommends that the Board adopt the attached Title IX Resolution as an interim step until the Board is able to consider a new Board Policy. The Resolution affirms that the Board is implementing all aspects of the new regulations, establishes the standard of evidence to be used in determining responsibility in Title IX complaints, and authorizes the Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources to act as Title IX Coordinator.
Provide Funding Source and Estimated Cost: N/A
Legal References Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.
34 C.F.R. Part 106
Name of Persons(s) Submitting Agenda Item with Title Clay Fulghum, General Counsel
Presenter(s) if Presentation Anticipated Clay Fulghum, General Counsel
Recommendation: It is recommended that the Park Hill Board of Education adopt Title IX Resolution, as presented.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Clay Fulghum - General Counsel
Signed By:
Dr. Jeanette Cowherd - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Susan Newburger Moved, Member Bart Klein seconded to approve the Original motion 'It is recommended that the Park Hill Board of Education adopt Title IX Resolution, as presented.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 7 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 7 - 0
Todd Fane     Yes
Janice Bolin     Yes
Susan Newburger     Yes
Bart Klein     Yes
Scott Monsees     Yes
Kimberlee Ried     Yes
Kyla Yamada     Yes