Title IX Compliance

TITLE IX EDUCATIONAL EQUITY

 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) 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 the Maxwell Municipal School District.  Title IX protects all participants in the District’s educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees, and job applicants.  Maxwell Schools 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 within 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 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.
  • 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;
    • Coaching;
    • Locker rooms;
    • Practice and competitive facilities; 
    • Medical and training facilities and services; and
    • Publicity.
  • You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.
  • You have the right to contact the State New Mexico Department of Education to access information on gender equity laws.
  • You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the State New Mexico Department of Education 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.  

The District has the responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to sex-based discrimination complaints, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.  If the District knows, or reasonably should know, about sex discrimination, it must take action to eliminate the sex discrimination, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.  The District must resolve complaints of sex discrimination promptly and equitably. 


FILING A REPORT OR INFORMAL COMPLAINT OF SEX-BASED DISCRIMINATION

The District believes issues with discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying may be resolved at the school site. As such, students, parents, or guardians may report any act of discrimination based on sex (in any area covered by Title IX, including sexual harassment) by a student, staff member or third party directly to the school site's administrator for immediate resolution.

 

Investigation of Reports or Informal Complaints – The responsible school official will conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the complaint which will include, but is not limited to, interviewing the accuser and the accused, asking each to provide names of witnesses, interviewing potential witnesses, and gathering relevant evidence.  When sex-based discrimination is reported, interim steps will be taken to stop harassment and protect the accuser from further harassment pending outcome of the investigation and/or complaint. 



Maxwell School Policy:
6.10.3.6- Objective 
NONDISCRIMINATION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
SEXUAL HARASSMENT
EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS
FILING A COMPLAINT 
DISCRIMINATION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY GRIEVANCE

Title IX Compliance

Title IX Educational Equity

As required by Title IX and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, Maxwell Municipal Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities. In addition, the District is committed to providing a work and student environment which is free of sexual harassment and will not tolerate sexual harassment activity by any District employee, substitute employee, student or third party. 

Maxwell Municipal Schools is committed to providing equal access to educational and employment opportunities regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, pregnancy, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity status, spousal affiliation, or any other protected characteristic, as may be required by law. 

The Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation in employment, as well as in all education programs and activities operated by the District (both on and off campus), including admissions. The protection against discrimination on the basis of gender or sexual orientation includes harassment, sexual misconduct, and gender based dating and domestic violence and stalking. 

 We will act quickly and impartially to address claims of sexual harassment and discrimination and remedy discriminatory effects of inappropriate acts of discrimination. 

 Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to have experienced the conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in-person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed below for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person's verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or electronic mail address, or by mail to the office address, listed for the Title IX Coordinator. 

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination Policies and Title IX complaints for Maxwell Municipal Schools:

 Arnold Peralez, Principal
Maxwell Municipal Schools
PO Box 275
Maxwell, NM 87728
Email:  aperalez@maxwellp12.com
Phone:  575-375-3018

Policies:

A-2050/AC  Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity

A-0261/ACR Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity (Complaint Procedure)

A-0281/AC-E Nondiscrimination/Equal Opportunity (Complaint Form)

A-3000-ACA Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex

A-0311/ACA-RA Nondiscrimination of the Basis of Sex (Regulation)

A-0312/ACA-RB Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex (Procedures)

A-0331/ACA-E Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Sex (Grievance Form)

 

Policy Service Website:  http://www.nmsba.org/policy-service/