Title IX is a federal civil rights law that promises to protect your child from sexual harassment and assault while in school. You've likely spent years investing in your child's education, so it seems fair that your school protects your child from harm. However, Title IX can also incentivize your school to move fast through complicated investigations, resulting in less protection and fewer rights for students unfairly involved in Title IX processes.
Under Title IX, your Idaho school must respond to and investigate all allegations of sexual assault immediately. Otherwise, they risk losing their funding. Unfortunately, just because your school must act quickly in a Title IX process does not mean that your school has the resources to complete these proceedings well.
If your child stands accused of unwarranted Title IX allegations, you need to be proactive about protecting your child's rights. An experienced Title IX and code of conduct advisor can help you ensure an unfair accusation does not destroy your student's high school experience.
High School Sexual Assault and Your Idaho Student
There are many actions that your school may investigate under Title IX. The law governs any incident of sexual discrimination, harassment, or assault that occurs in a federally-funded school. As a general definition, many Idaho schools consider the following items actionable under Title IX:
- Unwelcome sexual advances
- Unwelcome requests for sexual favors
- Unwelcome physical contact of a sexual nature
- Unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature
You may look at your child and think they're simply too young or that their Idaho school is too small for any of these events to occur. A brief perusal of the news tells us that this sadly isn't the case. In one Idaho school, one g