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ERIC Number: ED396455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Title IX Grievance Procedures: An Introductory Manual. 2nd Edition.
Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in education programs and activities that receive Federal funds. Sex discrimination is illegal in the areas of admissions (with a few exceptions), treatment of students, and employment. This manual presents a structure within which education agencies and institutions may systematically review and evaluate their Title IX grievance procedures, and modify these procedures or develop new ones according to their needs. The manual is organized into sections that correspond to the progressive levels of understanding and decision making that should be considered in evaluating or developing a Title IX grievance procedure. The first section, presented in a question-and-answer format, reviews the basic points of grievance procedures. The second section identifies external, contextual factors that may influence the grievance process, including state laws and regulations and other agency grievance procedures. Section 3 reviews the various internal and structural decisions that must be made in a grievance procedure. The fourth section focuses on issues of grievance administration--staff training, followup and monitoring, recordkeeping, and information analysis and dissemination. Considerations related to the role of the Title IX coordinator in implementing and administering the grievance procedure are discussed in section 5. Appendices contain samples of a Title IX grievance procedure, a notification of a grievance procedure, a grievance filing form, grievance case records, and guidelines for staff; checklists for the evaluation of grievance procedures are also provided. A list of regional Offices of Civil Rights is included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office for Civil Rights (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Title IX Education Amendments 1972
Note: Originally written by Martha Matthews and Shirley McCune, Resource Center on Sex Roles in Education, National Foundation for the Improvement of Education, Washington, D.C.