Portland Public Schools
33 East Main Street, Portland, CT 06480
Title IX Coordinator, Dawn Davis
What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This law protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:
“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.”
Portland Public Schools is required by Title IX of this law not to discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities, and employment. The School must not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission, recruitment, specific curriculum content or texts, financial aid, other benefits and services, such as employment assistance, and health benefits. Similarly, the School must not discriminate in employment recruiting, employment criteria, compensation, fringe benefits, and pre-employment inquiries. The Title IX Coordinator has been designated as the employee responsible for coordinating the School’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under this law, including any investigation of any complaint communicated to the school alleging its noncompliance with this law or alleging any actions which would be prohibited by this law.
Portland Public Schools admits students without regard for religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, race, color, disability, sexual preference, national and ethnic origin, military or veteran status to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of religion, sex, sexual orientation, sexual preference, gender identity and expression, race, color, age, disability, national or ethnic origin, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships and loan programs, and other School-administered programs.