Did Jonesboro schools violate Title IX?

Linda Purrington (lpurring@earthlink.net)
Sat, 28 Mar 1998 10:11:07 -0800

Has anyone seen any news/information about how the Jonesboro schools
handled the statements of the boys about girls before the massacre? If
they ignored aggression and threats toward girls, the schools are liable
to charges of violating Title IX. The process of reporting and
investigating such violations would if publicized draw needed attention
to the daily violations of girls' safety in the schools nationwide.
Moreover, Title IX regulations and procedures allow a person in the
community, who is not involved directly in the incident, but who has
knowledge of possible violations of Title IX, to report them to the
Office for Civil Rights of the US Department of Education for
investigation and correction. This helps avoid retaliation against the
victims. If such a person or persons wish to explore this avenue, they
can contact TIXA here for help and advice on how to proceed and for
referrals to national legal help.
FYI: Title IX is the federal law forbiddding discrimination on the
basis of sex in any school, program, or college that receives federal

Linda Purrington, Title IX Advocates <lpurring@earthlink.net>

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