IASB Offers Course for Title IX Decision-Makers

  • Date Posted
    November 10, 2021
  • Category
IASB is introducing a new course in its Online Learning Center to assist Title IX Appellate Decision-Makers in their duties. As part of the process of managing Title IX grievances, the Appellate Decision-Maker (ADM), reviews the decision of a Title IX Decision-Maker, if an appeal is filed. The course is based on changes to the process made in August 2020.
The 90-minute course, Title IX Training for School Board Appellate Decision-Makers, is designed ensure ADMs understand the bases for appeal and can fulfill the role. The course focuses on the appeal process and covers
  • The definition of sexual harassment;
  • The scope of your district’s education program or activity;
  • How to conduct an appeal;
  • How your board and its members can serve impartially, including avoiding prejudgment of the facts at issue, conflicts of interest, and bias;
  • Relevance issues (of questions, evidence, etc.);
  • How to ensure you do not have a conflict of interest or bias when making decisions; and
  • How your role as a member of the Appellate Decision-Making entity differs from the Initial Decision-Maker, Investigator, and/or Title IX Coordinator.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, known as Title IX, is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in educational institutions, programs, and activities that receive federal financial assistance. The law applies to any academic, extracurricular (student organizations and athletics), and other educational programs that receive or benefit from federal funding.
Subscribers to IASB PRESS policy services can refer to sample PRESS Policies 2:260, Uniform Grievance Procedure, and 2:265, Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure.