Title IX – Prohibiting Sex-Based Discrimination
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (also known as Title IX, pronounced "title nine") is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities, including athletic programs. No person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity operated by Perry Central School (“District” or "PCS"). Title IX protects all participants in the District’s educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees, and job applicants. The District does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment and sexual violence.
What Are My Rights Under Title IX?
You have the following rights under Title IX, to the extent applicable at the District:
You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all extracurricular activities, including both academics and athletics.
You have the right to inquire of the athletic director at your school or appropriate District personnel as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships if the District offers any.
You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all the following related to athletics (if any are provided by the District):
Equipment and supplies
Scheduling of games and practices
Transportation and daily allowances
Access to tutoring
Practice and competitive facilities
Medical and training facilities and services
You have the right to have access to a sex/gender equity coordinator, referred to as the Title IX coordinator, to answer questions regarding sex/gender equity laws.
You have the right to contact the State Department of Education to access information on sex/gender equity laws.
You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.
You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.
For more information about your rights under Title IX:
Visit the website of the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and the webpage on sex discrimination.
Review United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights, Know Your Rights documents:
Title IX prohibits sexual harassment and sexual violence
Title IX requires PCS to address sexual violence
Title IX prohibits discrimination against pregnant or parenting individuals