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U.S. DOE issues final Title IX regulations

On Board Online • June 8, 2020

By Kate Gaffney
Senior Staff Counsel

The U.S. Department of Education recently issued final Title IX regulations that for the first time codify rules specifically pertaining to sexual harassment. The regulations serve to implement Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments - a federal civil rights statute which prohibits school districts, as recipients of federal funding, from engaging in practices or activities that discriminate on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment.

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