Title IX & Sexual Violence Prevention Information
The Somers Public Schools is committed to equal opportunity for all students, applicants and employees. The District does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability (including, but not limited to, intellectual disability, past or present history of mental disorder, physical disability or learning disability), genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by Connecticut state and/or federal nondiscrimination laws. In addition, it provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.
Inquiries regarding the District’s nondiscrimination policies should be directed to:
Dina Senecal, Title IX Coordinator
1 Vision Boulevard, Somers, CT 06071
(860) 749-2270 x2039
In compliance with regulations implementing Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1973, and applicable state laws, the Somers Board of Education prohibits discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, marital status, military or veteran status, national origin, sex, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or past or present physical or mental disability.
Sexual Harassment is illegal. It is prohibited by The Connecticut Discrimination Employment Practices Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and Somers Board of Education Policy. Sexual harassment means: “any unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors or any conduct of a sexual nature when:
Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment;
Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual; or
Such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.”
Individuals who engage in acts of sexual harassment may be subject to civil and criminal penalties.
For more information, please visit: https://portal.ct.gov/CHRO
Inquiries may also be directed to the Title IX coordinator for the Somers Public School District or to:
The Regional Office for Civil Rights
US Department of Education
8th Floor, 5 Post Office Square
Boston, MA 02109-3921
Telephone: 617-289-0111; FAX: 617-289-0150; TDD: 877-521-2172
Grievance procedures are available which provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging violations of Title IX.
These procedures are available to all students and employees in the Somers Public School System.
US Department of Education Title IX Overview
CHRO Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for all SPS Employees
Sexual Violence Prevention Program