Title IX and Sexual Harassment
What is Title IX? Title IX is a federal law that was passed by Congress in 1972 and required equality for both genders in education. It states that “No person in the United States shall, based on sex, be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”
Title IX protects individuals from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. A key provision in new Title IX legislation is that schools must take sexual harassment seriously, while also ensuring a fair process for everyone involved.
School Board Policy 10.10 states that “The School Board forbids sexual harassment, or any other form of illegal harassment, of any employee, student, volunteer or visitor. The Board will not tolerate sexual harassment, or any other form of illegal harassment by any of its employees, students, volunteers, or agents."
This website describes reporting options, resources, and rights for students and employees who have been impacted by sexual harassment and misconduct.
DCPS Title IX Coordinator
Sherry T. Jackson, J.D.
Office of Equity and Inclusion/Professional Standards
Duval County Public Schools
1701 Prudential Drive, 5th Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32207-8182
Phone: (904) 390-2181 or (904) 390-2054
Fax: (904) 390-2468