ERIC Number: ED316498
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Title IX: What Is It?
Title IX, passed by the U.S. Congress in 1975 as part of the Education Amendments, is a public law that prohibits sex discrimination against students and employees and provides them with equal access to courses and to employment in education agencies, including public school systems. Designed to be used in conjunction with a video by the same title, this booklet provides a brief overview of the five areas that Title IX covers, specifically related to West Virginia public schools. (1) Each county must conduct a self-evaluation of policy and procedures, appoint a Title IX coordinator, and adopt and publicize a grievance procedure for students and employees. (2) No county may discriminate on the basis of sex in admitting students to any of its public schools. (3) Students, male and female, must be provided equal opportunity in being admitted to courses or curricular and extracurricular activities. They may be separated only during portions of courses that deal with human sexuality or during contact sports. They must be provided with unbiased counseling and testing. They may not be discriminated against if they are pregnant, if they are married, or if they are potential parents. (4) Males and females, either potential employees or those who are already employed in the public schools, should be afforded equal and fair treatment in all aspects of employment. (5) It is the responsibility of the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education to review the state and counties' Title IX programs. (JB)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Civil Rights Legislation, Educational Discrimination, Employed Women, Employment Practices, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Selective Admission, Sex Bias, Sex Discrimination, Sex Fairness
West Virginia Dept. of Education, 1900 Washington St., E., B-252, Charleston, WV 25305 (single copies free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: West Virginia State Dept. of Education, Charleston.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Education Amendments 1972; Title IX Education Amendments 1972