Title IX and Civil Rights Coordinator

About Title IX

What is Title IX?

Title IX prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities in federally funded schools. Title IX protects students, employees, applicants for employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination, including discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity. All students, faculty and staff at East Haven Public Schools are protected by Title IX (regardless of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, full or part-time status, disability, race or national origin) in all aspects of East Haven Public Schools educational programs and activities. All forms of sexual harassment, including but not limited to, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and sexual assault are violations of Title IX and prohibited by East Haven Public Schools.

Specifically, Title IX 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.

Who Coordinates Title IX Compliance at East Haven Public Schools?

Title IX compliance is a shared responsibility of everyone on campus, from top-level administration to individual staff members. We all have a part to play to ensure campus safety. East Haven Public Schools has a Title IX Coordinator who is responsible for coordination of compliance and safety efforts, as well as the processing of sexual misconduct reports and complaints.

East Haven Public Schools Title IX and Civil Rights Coordinator is Robert Swan. Mr. Swan may be reached at:

Pupil Personnel Services

East Haven High School

35 Wheelbarrow Lane

East Haven, CT 06513

Telephone: (203) 468-3311

Email: rswan@east-haven.k12.ct.us

What Does the Title IX Coordinator Do?

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the following duties and activities:

· Ensuring East Haven Public Schools complies with Title IX and other related laws.

· Creation and application of East Haven Public Schools policies and procedures related to Title IX

· Coordination of implementation and administration of complaint procedures and investigations.

· Working to create a safe learning and working campus environment.

What Does the Civil Rights Coordinator Do?

The Civil Rights Coordinator has the responsibility to monitor compliance of policy 0521(a).

Additional information can be found here on our District Handbook.

Click here for the CT State department of Education website which contains further information about Title IX