Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 is a federal law that states: "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." Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, and sexual coercion. Title IX requires that equal opportunity in athletics be provided and prohibits retaliation for raising a complaint under Title IX or for advocating for a right protected by Title IX.
Individuals with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact our MCI school Title IX coordinator, Mrs. Karla Edney, KEdney@mci-school.org or (207)-487-4454 ext.117. Title IX and Non-Title IX Sexual Misconduct policies and Grievance Procedures are available to review upon request.
You also have the right to directly contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights at any time; they enforce Title IX compliance and have produced an FAQ (frequently asked questions) video.
Please visit the American Council of Education for additional resources and training materials used by MCI. We also reference the US Department of Justice for a full explanation of the 1972 amendment.