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    Seattle Public Schools Task Force on the Prevention of and Response to Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault

    Purpose

    Seattle Public Schools is working on compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, which has expanded from a focus on sex discrimination and equity in sports to include a major focus on prevention of and response to incidents of sexual harassment and, including sexual assault.

    The primary responsibility of the Task Force is to advise the superintendent on matters pertaining to sexual harassment within Seattle Public Schools.

    The district's objective is to ensure a robust, easily accessible program to prevent and respond to incidents of sexual assault, which educates students and adults in how to respond to and provide support for victims of sexual assault, is in place at each SPS school.

    Members

    The Task Force is conducting a comprehensive review of the district's policy andprocedures to prevent and respond to instances of sexual harassment (including sexual assault).

    It was designed with openings for two teachers, two principals, two classified employees, two parents, two students, two individuals with expertise in prevention and response to sexual harassment in a public school or college environment, and one district staff person.

    Read more about the Task Force members on the Members webpage.

    Charter

    The district is conducting a comprehensive review of its policy and procedures to prevent and respond to instances of sexual harassment and sexual assault. This includes a complete review of how we comply with the requirements of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 as well as Chapter 28A.640 RCW.

    Read the Task Force charter webpage.

    Reports and Survey

    The Task Force's charter requires the group to produce two reports: an interim report and a final report. Both reports will contain recommendations that are intended to move the district beyond mere legal compliance with Title IX.

    Read the Task Force reports and the survey on the Reports and Survey webpage.


    Updated 05/04/2017