Title IX

  • Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This law protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:


    “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”


    Title IX applies to any institution receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Education, including state and local educational agencies. Educational programs and activities that receive federal funds from the Department of Education must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or because a person made charges, testified or participated in any complaint action under Title IX.

Title IX

      Equal Education Opportunities

      • It is the policy and practice of Woodridge School District 68 to offer equal educational and extracurricular opportunities for all students without regard to color, race, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, gender identity, status of being homeless, immigration status, order of protection status, actual or potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy. Further, the District will not knowingly enter into agreements with any entity or any individual that discriminates against students on the basis of sex or any other protected status, except that the District remains viewpoint neutral when granting access to school facilities under School Board policy. Any student may file a discrimination grievance by using the Uniform Grievance Procedure.


        Nondiscrimination Coordinator/Title IX Coordinator

        Dr. William Schmidt

        Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

        7925 Janes Avenue, Woodridge, Illinois 60517



        Complaint Managers

        Dr. William Schmidt

        Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources

        7925 Janes Avenue, Woodridge, Illinois 60517



        Dr. Anne Bowers

        Director of Special Education

        7925 Janes Avenue, Woodridge, IL 60517


      Grievance Procedures

      • Title IX Sexual Harassment Response

        Regulation 7265R1

        Woodridge School District 68 responds to all reports of alleged sexual harassment in violation of Title IX regardless of whether the Complainant or Title IX Coordinator pursues a Formal Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint. Use this procedure to implement the District’s required response to reports of sexual harassment that may violate Title IX.

        Responses must include: Training, Reporting, an Initial Meeting with the Complainant and Complaint Analysis, Consideration of a Formal Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint, Consideration of Removal of the Respondent, and Recordkeeping. Procedures for each of these responses are outlined in this document.

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      • Formal Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Grievance Process

        Regulation 7265R2

        This procedure implements the District’s investigation and response process to a Formal Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint after a decision to pursue one has been made using 7265R1, Title IX Sexual Harassment Response.

        Table of Contents

        • Overview of 34 C.F.R. §106.45 Grievance Process
        • Notice of Allegations
        • Consolidation of Formal Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaints
        • Dismissal of Formal Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint
        • Informal Resolution of Formal Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint
        • Investigation of Formal Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint
        • Determination Regarding Responsibility; Remedies
        • Appeals
        • Recordkeeping
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      File a Complaint

      • Please note that this information is intended to give you an overview of certain rights and options under the Title IX grievance process. For full policy definitions and Woodridge School District 68 procedures, see Title IX Grievance Procedure.


        This form should be completed by any Title IX Complainant who seeks to have Woodridge School District 68 process a complaint of “Title IX Sexual Harassment,” as that term is defined in District Regulations 7265R, Title IX Sexual Harassment Response and 7265R2, Formal Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Grievance Process.


        Although Woodridge School District 68 cannot commit to keeping a Formal Complaint of Title IX Sexual Harassment confidential because of the District’s obligation to investigate the Formal Complaint, the District will use its best efforts not to disseminate information concerning the Formal Complaint beyond those who have a need to know.


        Please contact Dr. William Schmidt, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources, at 630-795-6803 if you have any questions regarding the process for filing or investigating complaints of Title IX Sexual Harassment.


        Title IX Formal Complaint Form