Title IX Compliance

TITLE IX EDUCATIONAL EQUITY

 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities, including athletic programs. No person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity operated by the Maxwell Municipal School District.  Title IX protects all participants in the District’s educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees, and job applicants.  Maxwell Schools does not discriminate on the basis of sex.  Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment and sexual violence.


WHAT ARE MY RIGHTS UNDER TITLE IX?

You have the following rights under Title IX, to the extent applicable within the District:

  • You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
  • You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all extracurricular activities, including athletics.
  • You have the right to inquire of the athletic director at your school or appropriate District personnel as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
  • You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
  • You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all the following related to athletics, if any are provided by the District:
    • Equipment and supplies;
    • Scheduling of games and practices;
    • Transportation and daily allowances;
    • Access to tutoring;
    • Coaching;
    • Locker rooms;
    • Practice and competitive facilities; 
    • Medical and training facilities and services; and
    • Publicity.
  • You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.
  • You have the right to contact the State New Mexico Department of Education to access information on gender equity laws.
  • You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the State New Mexico Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.
  • You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
  • You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.  

The District has the responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to sex-based discrimination complaints, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.  If the District knows, or reasonably should know, about sex discrimination, it must take action to eliminate the sex discrimination, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.  The District must resolve complaints of sex discrimination promptly and equitably. 


FILING A REPORT OR INFORMAL COMPLAINT OF SEX-BASED DISCRIMINATION

The District believes issues with discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying may be resolved at the school site. As such, students, parents, or guardians may report any act of discrimination based on sex (in any area covered by Title IX, including sexual harassment) by a student, staff member or third party directly to the school site's administrator for immediate resolution.

 

Investigation of Reports or Informal Complaints – The responsible school official will conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the complaint which will include, but is not limited to, interviewing the accuser and the accused, asking each to provide names of witnesses, interviewing potential witnesses, and gathering relevant evidence.  When sex-based discrimination is reported, interim steps will be taken to stop harassment and protect the accuser from further harassment pending outcome of the investigation and/or complaint. 



Maxwell School Policy:
6.10.3.6- Objective 
NONDISCRIMINATION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY
SEXUAL HARASSMENT
EQUAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES
INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS
FILING A COMPLAINT 
DISCRIMINATION AND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY GRIEVANCE

District Title IX Coordinator
Billie Apodaca
412 Parque Ave.
Maxwell, NM 87728
575-375-3022

District Title IX Coordinator
Amadeo Soto
412 Parque Ave.
Maxwell, NM 87728
575-375-3018