Sexual Harassment & Discrimination
Blackfoot School District #55 is committed to creating and maintaining a learning and working environment that is free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its educational programs, services or activities. Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that protects people from discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, in education programs or activities that receive federal funding. Title IX states, "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal Financial Assistance."
Title IX protects against sexual harassment, inequity in programming, including athletics, and pregnancy discrimination.
Under Blackfoot School District's Title IX policy, sexual harassment is defined as any conduct on the basis of sex that meets one or more of the following definitions:
An employee offering benefits to an individual in return for sexual conduct
Unwelcome conduct that is so severe, pervasive, and patently offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the District's education program or activity
Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence or stalking as defined in the District's Title IX policy.
Any student, employee, or other individual who has reason to believe that someone may be a victim of any of this type of conduct should immediately report their concerns to the Title IX Coordinator or a responsible employee of the District.
Reports may be made by emailing the Title IX Officer.
Pursuant to Public Law 92-318, notice is hereby given that the Title IX Officer for Blackfoot School District No. 55 is Ryan Wilson.
Inquiries, complaints and information regarding Title IX should be directed to the Title IX Officer at the address, email or phone number listed.