Title IX is a Federal Civil Rights Statute that 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.
As part of the Bethel Park School District mission to prepare students today for the challenges of tomorrow, it is our responsibility to continually develop an organizational culture that is respectful and inclusive of all students and staff. To that end, the District strives to maintain a safe, positive learning environment for all students that is free from discrimination. On May 19, 2020, the U.S. Secretary of Education amended the regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The new regulations became effective on August 14, 2020 and required the District to update certain policies, identify specific roles, and post information related to Title IX on the District website.