Title IX - Sexual Assault, Discrimination, and Harassment
Title IX requires school districts to put into place policies and procedures that promote the goal of Title IX, specifically, to prohibit discrimination based on sex, and to respond appropriately if and when sex discrimination occurs or may occur. Title IX explains when an appropriate official at the District has “actual knowledge” of “sexual harassment” of a student or employee occurring in one of its educational programs or activities, the District must respond promptly and in a manner which is not “deliberately indifferent.” This standard does not require a perfect response; rather, it requires a response which is not “clearly unreasonable” in light of the known circumstances over which the District exercises control.
Post Falls School District is committed to providing a workplace and educational environment, as well as other benefits, programs, and activities, which are free from sex and gender-based harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Accordingly, the District prohibits harassment and discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and pregnancy, as well as retaliation against individuals who report allegations of sex and gender-based harassment and discrimination, file a formal complaint, or participate in a grievance process.
Sexual harassment is conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:
1. “Quid pro quo” harassment, which occurs when a District employee conditions the provision of a District benefit, service, or assistance on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct;
2. “Hostile Environment,” which is defined as unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to District education program or activity; or
3. Physical threats and attacks, including “sexual assault,” defined as forcible and non-forcible sex offenses as defined in the Clery Act, or dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking as defined in the Violence Against Women Act.
Students, employees, or other members of the District community who believe they have been subjected to sex or gender-based harassment, discrimination, or retaliation should report the incident to the Title IX Coordinator, who will provide information about supportive measures and the applicable grievance process(es). Parents and legal guardians of primary and secondary school students who have the legal authority to act on their child’s behalf may file a formal complaint on behalf of their child.
The Title IX Coordinator is also available to answer questions or concerns about sex discrimination, sexual harassment, policies, procedures or other relevant issues.
The Title IX Coordinator for Post Falls School District is:
Trina C. Caudle
Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Programs
Office: 206 W. Mullan Ave., Post Falls, ID 83877
Legal Reference: 34 CFR Part 106