Title IX FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • “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 educational program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.”


  • Is Title IX a School Committee Policy?

  • Do I have to pay for a Title IX Investigation?

  • Is a Title IX Investigation the same as going to the police or the District Attorney’s Office?

  • Are results of a Title IX investigation/process reported to outside agencies/departments?

  • What is Title IX?

  • How do I Know if I/my child is the victim of a Title IX violation?

  • How long does the Title IX process take from start to finish?

  • Is Title IX just for student-to-student violations?

  • Why should I go through the Title IX process?

  • Will someone assist me throughout the stages of the Title IX process?

  • Will I/my student receive support in school through this process?

  • How can I get help at home while my child is going through the Title IX process?

  • Am I required to agree to a Title IX Investigation if my child is violated?

  • Is there support for families going through the Title IX process?

  • Is there an Appeal process after a Title IX decision is made?