I.          PURPOSE


Students are protected from discrimination on the basis of sex pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the Minnesota Human Rights Act.  The purpose of this policy is to provide equal educational opportunity for all students and to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex.




A.        The school district provides equal educational opportunity for all students, and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of sex.  No student will be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity operated by the school district on the basis of sex.


B.        It is the responsibility of every school district employee to comply with this policy.


C.        The school board hereby designates  Guidance Counselor, Monica Flakus, 120 S. Hawthorn Street Royalton, MN 56373, 320-584-4000  as its Title IX coordinator.  This employee coordinates the school district’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX.


D.        Any student, parent or guardian having questions regarding the application of Title IX and its regulations and/or this policy should discuss them with the Title IX coordinator.  Questions relating solely to Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education. In the absence of a specific designee, an inquiry or complaint should be referred to the superintendent or the school district human rights officer.




A.        This policy shall be made available to all students, parents/guardians of students, staff members, employee unions and organizations.


B.        The school district shall review this policy and the school district’s operation for compliance with state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination on a continuous basis.



Legal References:        Minn. Stat. § 121A.04 (Athletic Programs; Sex Discrimination)

Minn. Stat. Ch. 363A (Minnesota Human Rights Act)

20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688 (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972)

34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Implementing Regulations of Title IX)


Cross References:        MSBA/MASA Model Policy 102 (Equal Educational Opportunity)

MSBA/MASA Model Policy 413 (Harassment and Violence)

MSBA/MASA Model Policy 528 (Student Parental, Family, and Marital Status Nondiscrimination)