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:
- Gender-based Harassment
- Sexual Intimidation
- Sexual Exploitation
- Sexual Assault and Non-Consensual Sexual Contact
- Relationship Violence
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
(609) 296-3106 Ext. 2216
Title IX Investigators
Dr. Kimberly L. Clark, Assistant Principal
(609) 296-3106 Ext. 4465
Amy L. Nass, Assistant Principal
(609) 296-3106 Ext. 2145
Title IX Webinars for Training:
- The First Amendment and Title IX: An OCR Short Webinar
- OCR Short Webinar on How to Report Sexual Harassment under Title IX
- Conducting and Adjudicating Title IX Hearings: An OCR Training Webinar
- OCR Webinar on Due Process Protections under the New Title IX Regulations
- OCR Webinar on New Title IX Protections Against Sexual Assault
- OCR Webinar: Title IX Regulations Addressing Sexual Harassment
- OCR Short Webinar on Sexual Violence in Public Schools
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 Domestic Violence 24 hour Hotline: 1-800-799-7233: Established by the Violence Against Women Act, the National Domestic Violence Hotline provides twenty-four-hour support for people facing domestic violence.
- Office on Violence Against Women: Established by the Violence Against Women Act, the Office on Violence Against Women is designed to reduce violence against women and strengthen resources for all survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
- Stalking Resource Center: Part of the National Center for Victims of Crime, the Stalking Resource Center provides assistance and guidance for those impacted by stalking.
- NotAlone.gov: This government-sponsored Website contains resources on responding to and preventing sexual assault in schools.
- Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network (RAINN): This nonprofit organization has a twenty-four-hour, hotline for anonymous support for people dealing with sexual assault and their friends and families.
- The National Suicide Prevention Hotline: This nonprofit organization has a twenty-four-hour, toll-free confidential suicide prevention hotline.
- Love Is Respect: Offers information on how to recognize dating violence and seek help.
- Pandora’s Project: Information about working with LGBTQIA and gender-nonconforming students and same-sex sexual violence.
- Child Welfare Information Gateway: For information on local state laws regarding mandatory reporting and confidentiality.
- Men Can Stop Rape: Redefining male strength as part of preventing men’s violence against women.
- Violence Against Women – It’s a Men’s Issue: A prominent TED talk by Jackson Katz, Ph.D.
- White Ribbon: Asks men to pledge to never commit, condone or remain silent about violence against women and girls.