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Title IX Compliance: A Shared Responsibility

  • Title IX compliance is a shared responsibility of an entire district, from top-level administration to all levels of staff.  Title IX protects students, employees and applicants for employment, and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination, including discrimination based on gender identity or failure to address stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity. All students (as well as other persons) at institutions/districts that receive federal funds are protected by Title IX—regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, race, or national origin—in all aspects of a recipient’s educational programs and activities (OCR Title IX Resource Guide).

    In Irving ISD, we believe in treating all students and employees with dignitiy and respect therefore we take these matters seriously. It is the responsibility of all staff, teachers, and administrators to report complaints of sexual harassment, sexual assault and/or any other forms of sexual misconduct that they receive or of which they may become aware by immediately contacting the Title IX Coordinator:

    Reny Lizardo

    2621 W. Airport Freeway
    Irving, TX 75062


    Statement of Nondiscrimination

    It is the policy of the Irving Independent School District not to discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.

    Role of the Title IX Coordinator(s)

    Although the recipient of the complaint is ultimately responsible for ensuring that it complies with Title IX and other laws, the Title IX coordinator is an integral part of a recipient’s systematic approach to ensuring nondiscrimination, including a nondiscriminatory environment. Title IX coordinators can be effective agents for ensuring gender equity within their institutions only when they are provided with the appropriate authority and support necessary to coordinate their institution’s Title IX compliance, including access to all of their institution’s relevant information and resources (OCR Title IX Resource Guide).

    Examples of Title IX Concerns

    • Gender Discrimination
    • Domestic and/or Dating Violence
    • Sexual Harassment
    • Sexual Assault
    • Sexual Misconduct (inappropriate touching, comments, text messages)
    • Gender Identification Discrimination
    • Teasing or Bullying/Cyberbullying because of gender/gender identification

    For more information, visit the Office of Civil Rights.

    Title IX Training Materials

    In compliance with Section 106.45(b)(10)(i)(D) of the regulations, reference Irving ISD’s Title IX training materials.

    IISD’s Title IX administrators have attended Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Muñoz P.C.’s “New Title IX Rules and Regulations” series. Materials from this series in compliance with Section 106.45(b)(10)(i)(D) of the regulations can be found here: http://www.edlaw.com/materials/new-title-ix-rules-and-regulations-materials.aspx.