Title IX


Policy 3205; Sexual Harassment of Students Prohibited
Procedure 3205; Sexual Harassment of Students Prohibited

Policy 5011; Sexual Harassment of District Staff Prohibited
Procedure 5011; Sexual Harassment of District Staff Prohibited


Employees (Employee Sexual Harassment Reporting Form)

Students (SafeSchools - choose "Other" in reporting form).


OSPI Website: Discriminatory and Sexual Harassment (OSPI 2021) – includes relevant state and federal policy and guidance.

OSPI Bulletin: Guidance on the New Title IX Rules and Responding to Sexual Harassment in Washington K–12 Schools (OSPI 7/2020)

Title IX training documentation forthcoming

The district is committed to a positive and productive education free from discrimination, including sexual harassment. This commitment extends to all students involved in academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs or activities of the school, whether that program or activity is in a school facility, on school transportation or at a class or school training held elsewhere.

Title IX is a federal law, enacted in 1972 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.

Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in educational programs or activities that receive financial assistance.  Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment, which is defined as conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:

  • An employee of the District conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the District on participation in unwelcome conduct;

  • Unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would determine to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the District’s education program or activity;

  • Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking, as defined by applicable law.

Reporting Harassment/Discrimination  

Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that results in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person’s verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or electronic mail address, or by mail to the office address, listed for the Title IX Coordinator.  

Next Steps

After a report of sexual harassment has been made, the school and/or Title IX Coordinator will reach out to the individual affected by the alleged misconduct, provide supportive measures, discuss the grievance policy, and offer the opportunity for the complainant to file a formal complaint if the behavior meets the Title IX definition of sexual harassment.  If a formal complaint is filed, appropriate steps will be taken to investigate. Upon completing the investigation, the outcome will be shared with all stakeholders.

Appeal Procedures

If a party does not agree with the final determination made by the school or has concerns of noncompliance with Title IX or actions that would be prohibited by Title IX, he/she/they may appeal the determination in accordance with School Board Policy and Procedure 5011 (for staff) and Policy and Procedure 3205 (for students).

Claudette Rushing
Title IX Coordinator
4220 80th Street NE
Marysville, WA 98271

(360) 965-0029
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