Apr 23, 2020
During this time of so much change and uncertainty, we are so glad to be able to continue to bring you important information regarding Title IX and the future of institutional practices on campuses and beyond! Our guest today is Megan Farrell, Title IX Coordinator for Palo Alto Unified School District, and advisor and consultant to educational and institutional clients with a focus on Title IX compliance. Title IX Compliance for K-12 is complex and looks different than compliance for higher education in many ways. In our conversation we cover a lot of ground, looking at the unique aspects of K-12 compliance as well as considering the particular situation in which we find ourselves now, with remote learning and homeschooling.
We get into the special considerations and issues in K-12 Title IX compliance including the position of school resource officers, training for coordinators and school administrators, and how to educate students on these issues in appropriate ways. There is guaranteed to be something in here for everyone, so make sure to listen in and catch it all!
Key Points from this Episode:
“The school sites are going to be your first step in conducting an investigation.” — Megan Farrell [0:09:19]
“I think immediacy is very important.” — Megan Farrell [0:23:26]
“Our policy still says that we will complete investigations within 60 days and we really stick to that and we try and get it done even quicker.” — Megan Farrell [0:26:05]
Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:
Palo Alto Unified School District