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Bill Detail: SB22-207

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Title Prevention Of Title IX Misconduct In Public Schools
Status Governor Signed (06/07/2022)
Bill Subjects
  • Education & School Finance (Pre & K-12)
House Sponsors J. Bacon (D)
Senate Sponsors F. Winter (D)
House Committee Education
Senate Committee Education
Date Introduced 04/18/2022
Summary

To comply with federal law, the bill requires covered public
schools to adopt a Title IX policy pursuant to Title IX of the federal
Education Amendments of 1972. The bill outlines the information that
must be included in the Title IX policy, including definitions of forms of
misconduct and the procedures for reporting and investigating misconduct
under Title IX. The bill requires covered public schools to provide their

Title IX policy to the department of education.
To comply with federal law, the bill requires covered public
schools to designate at least one employee as the Title IX coordinator,
who is responsible for coordinating the school's compliance with Title IX,
including investigating or adjudicating complaints under the covered
public school's Title IX policy.
The bill requires covered public schools to promote on their
websites awareness and prevention of misconduct, the covered public
school's Title IX policy, and the name and contact information of the Title
IX coordinator. Covered public schools are required to annually distribute
through electronic or other means of communication the covered public
school's Title IX policy as part of the covered public school's handbook
to parents with students enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade and
to students enrolled in sixth through twelfth grade.
The bill requires covered public schools to provide training for
employees, parents, and students on the Title IX policy. The bill outlines
the training requirements, which include how to promote awareness and
prevention of misconduct, an explanation of the Title IX policy, and an
explanation of relevant federal and state law that affect the Title IX
policy.
The bill creates the rural school district Title IX implementation
grant program (grant program). The purpose of the grant program is to
award money to rural school districts to assist rural schools with creating,
implementing, or updating Title IX policies and procedures to comply
with federal and state law. The state board of education shall promulgate
rules for the grant program.

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