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Sexual Misconduct Guidance

Sexual Misconduct Guidance

Recently, a guidance package was released by the U.S. Department of Education in an effort to help schools prevent and eliminate peer-to-peer sexual harassment and sexual violence, comply with Title IX sex discrimination prohibitions and create a positive school climate.

Recently, a guidance package was released by the U.S. Department of Education in an effort to help schools prevent and eliminate peer-to-peer sexual harassment and sexual violence, comply with Title IX sex discrimination prohibitions and create a positive school climate.

The package may be accessed here

The package contains multiple materials including administrator guidance, online learning modules for school faculty and staff, a response team planning guide and trauma sensitivity training. Additionally, the package includes a school leader area with resources for Title IX coordinators, for working with law enforcement and for learning about trauma and bias.  

Further, numerous handouts are provided for faculty and staff, which outline what to do in specific situations. The worksheets are designed to guide staff examining the school environment and developing self-care habits. If you have any questions or concerns about the content, please let me know.

Terri Thomas

Director, Legal Services

Terri Thomas serves as Director of Legal Services for OPSRC. Ms. Thomas is an attorney practicing exclusively in the area of Oklahoma school law, with a primary focus on rural and smaller school districts. Prior to OPSRC, she served as legal counsel for the Organization of Rural Oklahoma Schools (OROS).

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