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Title IX: Hillsborough County School District (FL) OCR Docket Number 04-09-5002

The Hillsborough County Public Schools (District) voluntarily submitted a Resolution Agreement to resolve a Title IX compliance review that OCR initiated to investigate whether the District had a designated Title IX Coordinator who is trained to coordinate the investigation of complaints; whether the District provided students and employees with contact information for the Coordinator; and whether the District had nondiscrimination policies and procedures as required by Title IX.  When fully implemented, the Agreement will ensure that the District will have Title IX grievance procedures and a notice of nondiscrimination.  The District will also develop a description of Title IX responsibilities and corresponding training requirements for its Title IX Coordinator(s) and initiate annual training for the Coordinator(s).  In addition, the District will revise its online sexual harassment training and develop a system for maintaining records of all complaints of sexual harassment at the District’s Schools.  Further, the District will establish a committee of student leaders and District staff to identify strategies to ensure that students understand their rights under Title IX.  The District will also provide a summary of students’ Title IX rights during all new student orientations, and will utilize annual climate surveys to assess the effectiveness of steps taken pursuant to the Resolution Agreement.  In addition, the District will conduct a retroactive review of its sexual harassment investigative records for the last two school years to ensure that Title IX investigative standards were followed.  Lastly, the District will expunge a disciplinary record for a student who was improperly disciplined in connection with a report of suspected sexual harassment of another student.  OCR will monitor this Agreement until its terms are fulfilled.

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Last Modified: 01/15/2020