Title IX Notification
What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sex/gender based discrimination, including sexual harassment. As required by law, the Charter School’s anti-harassment or nondiscrimination policy(s), the student or their parent/guardian, is encouraged to immediately report the incident as follows:
The student may seek either an informal or formal resolution of his or her complaint:
When a Title IX Coordinator receives a complaint, the Title IX Coordinator may offer an informal resolution process. An informal resolution process is only appropriate if each party enters the process voluntarily and the respondent is a student. The Charter School will not force, threaten, or require any party, complainant or respondent, into participating in informal resolution. The Charter School will provide a facilitator to oversee the informal resolution process who is free from conflicts of interest or bias, and who has received special training. The Charter School will provide both complainants and respondents with notice of the allegations, notice of their rights, information about whether an informal process is confidential, and about withdrawing from the process. Any party, at any time, can decide to stop participating in an informal resolution process and instead go to a formal process.
A formal complaint is an official document alleging sexual harassment. Any student (or any parent of a student) who believes that his or her Title IX rights have been violated may file a complaint requesting a formal investigation into the allegations. Formal complaints shall be taken in writing by the Title IX Coordinator and signed by the complainant. A formal complaint may be filed with the Title IX Coordinator in person, by mail, or by electronic mail at the Title IX Coordinator’s posted contact information on the Charter School’s website. In cases where an alleged victim does not file a formal complaint, a Title IX Coordinator might file a complaint and initiate grievance procedures where discipline is appropriate.
The School’s Title IX Coordinator contact information is:
Mark Battinieri, COO, Chester Community Charter School
302 E. 5th Street, Chester, PA 19013
(610) 447-0400, firstname.lastname@example.org