What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") is a Federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex or gender, stating:
“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."
Compass and Title IX
In other words, Title IX is a Federal law that protects against sexual harassment during any educational program or service provided by schools receiving Federal funding. In compliance with Title IX and its regulations, Compass Montessori Schools (“Compass”) is committed to providing a working and learning environment that is free from discrimination based on sex or gender, including sexual harassment, and does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in any of its education programs or activities, including admission and employment.
The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces Title IX. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations at Compass may be referred to the CompassTitle IX Coordinator, the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education, or both:
Julie Thomerson, Title IX Coordinator
303-420-8288 (leave message for callback)
Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
U.S. Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Ave., SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1100
1-800-421-3481; 1-800-877-8339 (TDD)
Compass is committed to fostering an environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex or gender. To the extent that any related school policy or procedure conflicts with Title IX or its regulations, Title IX and its regulations will control.