Title IX Information and Requirements

The Board of Education recognizes that harassment of employees (including all staff, applicants for employment, both paid and unpaid interns, exempt and non-exempt status, part-time, seasonal, and temporary workers, regardless of immigration status) and certain “non-employees” (which includes contractors, subcontractors, vendors, consultant and other persons providing services pursuant to a contract, or their employees) on the basis of sex, gender and/or sexual orientation is abusive and illegal behavior that harms targets and negatively impacts the school culture by creating an environment of fear, distrust, intimidation and intolerance. The Board further recognizes that preventing and remedying such harassment in schools is essential to ensure a healthy, nondiscriminatory environment in which students can learn and employees and “non-employees” can work productively.

Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination and is unlawful under federal, state, and (where applicable) local law. Sexual harassment includes harassment on the basis of actual or perceived or self-identified sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender status. Sexual harassment of a student can deny or limit the student's ability to participate in or to receive benefits, services, or opportunities from the school's program. For the complete policy, please see policy 0110 in the Fallsburg CSD Policy Manual https://boardpolicyonline.com/?b=fallsburg.

The District’s Non-Discrimination Policy:
See Policy 0110 Sexual Harassment


The contact information for the district’s Title IX Coordinator(s):
Dr. Sally M. Sharkey, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction
ssharkey@fallsburgcsd.net
Phone- 1-845-434-6800 ext 1204
Dr. Ivan Katz, Superintendent of Schools
ikatz@fallsburgcsd.net
Phone 1-845-434-6800 ext 1215

The following trainings were completed:

  1. Staff received refresher training on the opening conference days in Summer 2020 on Sexual harassment and discrimination from School attorney, Donald Budmen.
  2. Other Title IX Staff received the following training and information:
    1. Title IX Training 9/15/20 1pm to 4pm by attorney Susan St. Johns from Ferraro Law Firm
    2. Title IX Training 1/7/2021, MASLA Webinar
    3. Title IX Year End Review 1/28/2021 ICS K-12 Year End Review Webinar ICS Compliance Solutions
    4. 2/11/2021 Title IX Training, MASLA Webinar

Certificate of training:
Title IX Training Cert (Sharkey) (1).pdf


Required Training:
In compliance with the requirements of Title IX, 34 C.F.R. § 106.45 (b)(10), Masla and the school district attorney have provided required training to all Title IX personnel including the District’s Title IX Coordinator(s), Investigator(s), Decision-Maker(s), and Facilitator(s).  
Training materials used to train the district’s Title IX personnel:

https://my.demio.com/recording/Z2mA7Sxc

MASLA Title IX Presentation.pdf

K-12 Checklist_New_Regs_ICS_070_7-20 (1).pdf

Fallsburg Notes Page 9.15.20 (1).pdf

qa-titleix-anti-semitism-20210119 (1).pdf

S. Department of Education Title IX Final Rule Overview.pdf

Summary of Major Provisions of the Title IX Final Rule and Comparison to the NPRM.pdf
 

Title IX Definitions:

Grievance: A complaint involving an alleged violation, interpretation, or application of any article of Part 86, Rules and Regulations, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), as amended, 20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq., and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106, Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, and/or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.


Student: Any person enrolled as a student in any school and/or educational or recreational program authorized by the School District.
Employee: Any full time or part-time teacher, secretary, clerk, custodian, cleaner, administrator, or other person receiving compensation for services rendered to the School District.

Compliance Officer: The person designated by the School District Board of Education to coordinate efforts to comply with Title VI, Title VII and Title IX Rules and Regulations, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

The district’s Compliance Officer is: Dr. Sally Sharkey, ssharkey@fallsburgcsd.net ph- 845-434-6800 ext 1204 Address: 115 Brickman Road, Fallsburg, NY 12733

Revised 3/8/2021


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