Title IX Information

  • What is Title IX?

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads:

    “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.”

     –Legal Citation: Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX)

     Prohibited Sexual Misconduct at Pinelands Regional School District includes:

     Sexual Harassment

    • Gender-based Harassment
    • Sexual Intimidation
    • Sexual Exploitation
    • Sexual Assault and Non-Consensual Sexual Contact
    • Relationship Violence
    • Stalking
    • Retaliation

    While often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than athletics and applies to many programs at Pinelands Regional School District. Compliance with the law is everyone’s responsibility at Pinelands Regional School District. 

    Pinelands Regional School District has a team of trained employees who are available to assist in cases of gender-based misconduct such as sexual harassment, sexual violence, discrimination or other unwelcome behavior that occurs at school or during activities related to school, such as athletic events.

    When an incident of gender-based misconduct occurs, Pinelands promptly, equitably and thoroughly investigates under the parameters of Title IX.  Overseeing the team of trained employees is the Pinelands Title IX Coordinator. This person is responsible for supervising all activities relating to Title IX investigations, activities and training programs.

    Responsibilities of the Coordinator include:

    • Overseeing all Title IX complaints and investigations
    • Providing prompt, thorough and equitable investigations and resolutions
    • Coordinating training, education, and communication-related to Title IX
    • Interacting with students, faculty, employees and administrators about Title IX activities

    Title IX Team

    Title IX Coordinator

    Karen M. Kenny, Director of Student Services

    kkenny@prsdnj.org 

    (609) 296-3106 Ext. 2216

     

    Title IX Investigators

    Dr. Kimberly L. Clark, Assistant Principal

    kclark@prsdnj.org  

    (609) 296-3106 Ext. 4465

     

    Amy L. Nass,  Assistant Principal 

    anass@prsdnj.org 

    (609) 296-3106 Ext. 2145

     

    BOARD POLICIES

    5751- SEXUAL HARASSMENT

    5755 - EQUITY IN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

    5756 - TRANSGENDER STUDENTS

    3362- SEXUAL HARASSMENT

    4352 SEXUAL HARASSMENT

     

    Title IX Webinars for Training:

    Ocean County Resources

    • Call 911 for EMERGENCY
    • Providence House– Domestic Violence Services (732-244-8259)
    • 800-246-8910 for a 24-hour hotline, provides emergency shelter, emergency safe hour, individual and group counseling, children’s counseling program, legal advocacy, court accompaniment, the 911 cell phone program
    • Dottie’s House – Domestic Violence: (732) 262-2009
    • Ocean County Prosecutor’s Office: (732) 929-2027
    • Domestic Violence Crisis Intervention Unit: (732) 929-2019
    • Victim/Witness Unit: (732) 929-2027
    • St. Francis Counseling Service/Sexual Abuse and Assault Program
    • Northern Ocean County 24-hour Hotline (732) 370-4010
    • Southern Ocean County 24-hour Hotline (609) 494-1090
    • Appointments and Information (609) 494-1551
    • Contact of Ocean County – 24 hr. crisis helpline (732) 240-6100

    New Jersey Resources

    • NJ Domestic Violence 24/7 Hotline (800)-572-SAFE (7233)

    National Resources