Title IX is a federal law that prohibits gender based discrimination. More information can be found following this link: USDOE OCR. Title IX protections apply to staff and students in our IPS community. Regulations issued by the federal government detail what qualifies as harassment or discrimination and how schools must respond. Gender based discrimination behaviors could include sexual misconduct, dating abuse or violence, and gender identity harassment. IPS also has a specific policy that prohibits gender based discrimination IPS Board Docs.
To inform our students, families and staff the IPS policy, administrative guidelines and available resources are provided here.
General Reporting Statement & Title IX Coordinator
Complaints or reports alleging sexual assault, sexual harassment, dating violence, stalking or gender discrimination, including sexual orientation or gender identity, involving an IPS student, employee or person affiliated with IPS should be immediately reported to the Title IX Coordinator at TitleIXCoordinator@myips.org.
Complaints or reports may be made anonymously, but no disciplinary action will be taken against an alleged aggressor solely on the basis of an anonymous report.
The Title IX Coordinator for Indianapolis Public Schools is Kim Kennedy, firstname.lastname@example.org, 317-226-4644.