Title IX

The District’s Title IX Coordinator

The Youngstown City School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments. Mr. Jeremy Batchelor, Chief of Staff, has been designated as the district’s Title IX Compliance Coordinator. Inquires regarding compliance with Title IX may be directed to Mr. Batchelor at Youngstown City School District, 474 Bennington Ave., Youngstown, OH 44505 at (330) 744-4672 or via email at jeremy.batchelor@youngstown.k12.oh.us

Overview

What is Title IX?

Enacted in 1972, Title IX is a Federal civil-rights law that protects everyone from being discriminated against on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities.

Although Title IX has improved educational access for millions of students, sexual harassment continues to be a widespread problem. In May of 2020, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) updated its guidelines for how schools must respond to sexual-harassment claims. The guidelines, which took effect on August 14, 2020, apply to all types of sexual harassment, including:

  • Student against student

  • Student against school employee

  • School employee against school employee

  • School employee against student

One of the new guideline's most important changes is that all employees, without delay, must report possible acts of sexual harassment to a Title IX coordinator.


Youngstown City School District Employees are required to complete the Public School Works' Training Modules that outlines the law, reporting procedures, and the investigative process.