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Title IX Information

The Knoch School District is an equal opportunity education institution and will not discriminate on the basis of age, creed, sexual orientation, ancestry, pregnancy, sex, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, or handicap/disability in its activities, programs, or employment policies as required by Title IX.
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.”

The Board declares it to be the policy of this district to provide an equal opportunity for all students to achieve their maximum potential through the programs and activities offered in the schools without discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, national origin, marital status, pregnancy or handicap/disability.

The Board also declares it to be the policy of this district to comply with federal law and regulations under Title IX prohibiting sexual harassment, which is a form of unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex. Such discrimination shall be referred to throughout this policy as Title IX sexual harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX to the district may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education, or both.

The district is committed to the maintenance of a safe, positive learning environment for all students that is free from discrimination by providing all students course offerings, counseling, assistance, services, employment, athletics and extracurricular activities without any form of discrimination, including Title IX sexual harassment. Discrimination is inconsistent with the rights of students and the educational and programmatic goals of the district and is prohibited at or, in the course of, district-sponsored programs or activities, including transportation to or from school or school-sponsored activities.

Violations of this policy, including acts of retaliation as described in this policy, or knowingly providing false information, may result in disciplinary consequences under applicable Board policy and procedures. (KSD Policy #103))

KSD Title IX Team:
Title IX Compliance Officer/
KSD Central Administration Office
328 Knoch Road
Saxonburg, PA 16056
TitleIX@ knochsd.net (724) 352-1700
Deputy Title IX Coordinator Mr. Greg Hajek [email protected]  (724) 352-1700  x 5640
Investigator Mr. Pat Sarnese [email protected]  (724) 352-1700  x 5700
Decision Maker Dr. David Foley [email protected]  (724) 352-1700  x 5605
Informal Resolution Facilitator Mr. Kurt Reiser [email protected]  (724) 352-1700  x 4805
* All Title IX-related inquiries or complaints should be brought to the attention of the Knoch School District Title IX Coordinator by calling (724) 352-1700 or emailing [email protected].
U.S. Department of Education:  Title IX Final Rule Overview
Links to Board Policies:
Policy 103:  Complaint Report Form
Policy 103.1:  Complaint Report Form
Policy 104:  Complaint Report Form
Title IX Training Materials & Resources: