ISAZ Title IX and Non-Discrimination Notice
Title IX Student Sexual Harassment Policy
Arizona Virtual Academy and Insight School of Arizona are both public online charter schools which complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq., and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs or activities operated by recipients of Federal financial assistance. Sexual harassment of students, which includes acts of sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX.
Sexual violence is defined by the U.S. Department of Education and its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) referring to physical sexual acts perpetrated against a person’s will or where a person is incapable of giving consent due to the victim’s use of drugs or alcohol. An individual also may be unable to give consent due to an intellectual or other disability.
Title IX protects students from sexual harassment in a school’s education programs and activities. This means that Title IX protects students in connection with all the academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs of the school, whether those programs take place in a school’s facilities, on a school bus, at a class or training program.
Title IX District Personnel
The Title I Coordinator ensures ISAZ is compliant with Title IX law, coordinates the investigation and disciplinary process, and reviews compliance regularly to ensure schools fulfill all their federal obligations.
Title I Coordinator:
Link to OCR website for Title IX guidelines: https://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm
- Any persons (students, Learning Coaches, legal guardians, teachers, staff) who are made aware of any student-to-student sexual misconduct shall report within 180 days to the Title IX District Personnel
- The Title IX District Personnel will follow the OCR rules of contact for all parties involved.
- The Title IX District Personnel will determine the level of investigation and determine if a formal hearing is necessary and/or required. This determination is made per OCR guidelines and training.
- The Title IX hearing team decides school disciplinary action, but it does not replace the need or requirements under criminal investigation. The school Title IX hearing does not replace any criminal outcomes.
*Reference US Department of Education: Office of Civil Rights