Title IX and Sexual Violence: Best Practices for Ensuring Safe K-12 Schools

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Date: 10/24/2019, 1 PM Eastern
Duration: 90 minutes including question and answer session.
Presenter: Richard Verstegen, partner, Boardman & Clark LLP, Madison, Wisconsin
Price: $299.00 webinar or On-Demand, $399.00 webinar and On-Demand. Each option may be viewed by an unlimited number of attendees in one room. On-Demand includes full audio presentation, question and answer session, and presentation slides.
Who Should Attend? School administrators, Title IX coordinators, human resources directors, student services directors, and school legal counsel
Best For: K-12

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities. All public and private elementary and secondary schools receiving federal funds must comply with Title IX. Although this law is generally known to ensure nondiscrimination in athletics, the law's nondiscrimination requirements also extend to sexual harassment and sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, and sexual coercion. In recent years, the Department of Education has provided greater attention to this area, including issuing a detailed document in April 2014 entitled Questions and Answers on Title IX and Sexual Violence and issuing in April 2015 a Dear Colleague Letter addressing the roles and responsibilities of Title IX coordinators within schools. Because of this increased attention, schools must ensure their compliance with these laws and requirements, including the designation of a coordinator and the dissemination of a policy. This presentation will explain the requirements for schools to prevent sexual violence and to resolve complaints of sexual violence, will address elements of an investigation into allegations of sexual violence, and will address the school's obligations to protect against retaliation.


Just a sampling of what this webinar will cover:

  • The school's obligations to recognize and respond to incidents of sexual violence.
  • Why adopting and distributing a policy is so important.
  • Elements of an investigation into allegations of sexual violence.
  • The laws relating to confidentiality during an investigation.
  • The various interim measures that a school may take during an investigation.


Your conference leader for "Title IX and Sexual Violence in K-12 Schools: What Every School District Needs to Know" is Richard F. Verstegen, partner, Boardman & Clark, LLP, Madison Wisconsin. Rick's practice focuses in all areas of school law, including constitutional law, civil rights, student issues, privacy and technology issues, student safety, and many other issues. He advises school administrators and represents school boards on these matters, drafts and negotiates contracts, prepares opinions, analyzes legislation and school board policies, and provides other legal services. Rick also has extensive experience on matters involving labor relations, employment law, contracts, handbooks, anti-discrimination law, workplace bullying and harassment, wage and hour laws, hiring, background checks, drug testing, family and medical leave, unemployment compensation, and workplace investigations. He also represents school districts at hearings before state and federal agencies and state courts, including wage claims, unemployment hearings, collection matters, and discrimination complaints. Rick has published many articles on school and employment law related topics. In addition he has participated in seminars and presentations dealing with school, labor, and employment law-related topics. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and is the President-Elect of the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association, and is admitted to practice before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. He earned his JD degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.

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