The Title IX Office primarily oversees the District’s compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX was enacted to prohibit discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that are operated by K-12 school districts and colleges and universities that receive federal funding.

MSCS explicitly prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in the educational programs or activities which it operates. The prohibition against discriminating on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities extends to employment in and admission to such programs and activities. Title IX requires MSCS not to discriminate on the basis of sex.


Title IX requires schools to take steps to prevent and remedy two forms of sex-based harassment:

Sexual Harassment (including Sexual Violence)

Sexual harassment is unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. It includes unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Sexual violence is a form of sexual harassment. Sexual violence refers to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent. A number of different acts fall into the category of sexual violence, including rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual abuse and sexual coercion.

Gender-based Harassment

Gender-based harassment is unwelcome conduct based on a student’s sex and harassing conduct based on a student’s failure to conform to sex stereotypes.

Sex-based harassment can be carried out by school employees, other students and third parties. All students can experience sex-based harassment, including male and female students, LGBTQ+ students, students with disabilities and students of different races, national origins and ages. Title IX protects all students from sex-based harassment, regardless of the sex of the parties, including when they are members of the same sex.

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