Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. Au Gres-Sims School District shall comply with all requirements of Title IX.
Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion.
Your school has a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to eliminate the sexual harassment or sexual violence, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. If the school knows or reasonably should know about sexual harassment or sexual violence that creates a hostile environment, the school must take immediate action.
Even if you and your parent do not want to file a complaint or do not request that the school take any action on your behalf, the responsibility for immediate action exists for the school to promptly investigate to determine what occurred and then take appropriate steps to resolve the situation.
A criminal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment or sexual violence does not relieve your school of its duty under Title IX to resolve complaints promptly and equitably.
If you feel you have been the victim of sex discrimination, please report it promptly to a school administrator, your school’s Title IX coordinator, or the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights.
The Title IX Coordinators for Au Gres-Sims School District are Chad Zeien, K-12 Principal, and Jennifer Socha, Instructional Services Director. You can reach them at Au Gres-Sims School District, 310 Court St., PO Box 648, Au Gres, MI 48703 ph. 989-876-7157