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Alert: U.S. Department of Education Releases Final Title IX Regulations

in Education, News

On April 19, 2024, the United States Department of Education (“USDOE”) released its long-awaited Final Title IX Regulations regarding gender-based harassment and discrimination. The regulations will become effective August 1, 2024. At this time, the rulemaking process remains ongoing for the USDOE regulation regarding athletics.

In part, USDOE notes that the final regulations (1) protect against all sex-based harassment and discrimination, by restoring and strengthening full protection from sexual violence and other sex-based harassment; (2) promote accountability and fairness, by requiring schools to take prompt and effective action to end sex discrimination in education programs or activities, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects; and (3) empower and support students and families, by implementing measures to protect against retaliation for exercise of Title IX rights, requiring communications of nondiscrimination policies and procedures, and protecting student privacy.

The unofficial version of USDOE’s final rule is available here. Stay tuned for guidance and more information about the changes to the regulations and the impact those changes will have on school districts, as well as upcoming workshop, webinar, and training opportunities to ensure your staff is properly trained and that your district is up to speed on everything you need to know prior to the rule effective date. In the meantime, should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any Weston Hurd education attorney.

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