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Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as a 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 hall, 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 applied to any institution receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Education, including state and local educational agencies. Education 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 education practice or policy, or because a person made charges, testified or participated in any complaint action under Title IX.

Bishop Unified School District Title IX Roles:

  • Coordinator: Patrick Twomey
    • (760) 872-3680
    • ptwomey@bishopschools.org
    • mcasteel@bishopschools.org
  • Informal Resolution Facilitator: Dr. Gretchen Skrotzki
  • Investigator: Derek Moisant 
  • Decision Maker: Katie Kolker
  • Appeal Decision Maker: Inyo County Superintendent, Barry Simpson