Re: Title IX support axed -Reply

Fri, 03 Apr 1998 16:06:22 -0600

To find Title IX regs on the web, try this terribly long address
<> This
address is case sensitive, so be sure to use lower case! As to the
revised OCR procedures- what are they? Our schools get Letters of
Finding unless both parties to a complaint agree to Early Complaint
Resolution. In that case, OCR monitors compliance and either party may
refile a complaint at any time. I am the state Title IX person at 30% FTE
for our over 600 public schools. We have another person who
specializes in vocatuional ed and does some limited Title IX work wihin
any districts we have which get federal Perkins dollars (voc ed).

>>> Linda Purrington <> 04/02/98 10:34pm >>>
So in 1996 Title IX enforcement was dealt a major blow by axing Title
IV. And when were the Office for Civil Rights revised procedures put
inplace? Those procedures also dealt enforcement a blow, no longer
supplying Letters of Finding, and only accepting selected cases (no
redress for all clients, just for a few). What is the scope (funding,
personnel) of state programs for gender equity nationwide and broken
down by state?
Also, does anyone know where to find the Title IX regulation on the
Web? OCR just has a small summary posted.
Linda Purington
Title IX Advocates <>

Shevitz wrote:
> > A point of clarification regarding Title IX and federal funding...While
> the Title IX legislation does not provide funding for school programs,
> there was federal funding that supported Title IX activities directly at
> the state level until 1996. Funding was provided for two decades
> "Title IV of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Training and Advisory Services"
> in the U. S. Department of Education's budget. These monies were
> to state departments of education for "desegregation assistance
related to
> race, sex, and national origin." For most states, Title IV programs
> supported a staff position and funding for activities related to
> implementation of Title IX within that state. School districts received
> direct assistance and resources related to Title IX through these
> In 1996 Congress eliminated funding for state departmentx of education
> Title IV gender, race, and national origin equity programs, which had a
> devastating impact on the monitoring and implementation of Title IX at
> state level. Ten regional desegregation assistance centers are still
> under the Title IV program, and can provide Title IX assistance to local
> school districts, but not at the same level. The federal Carl Perkins
> Vocational Education Act, which to date still mandates set-aside sex
> funds, is currently providing monies to state education agencies for
> career/technology/vocational education equity projects. These
> relate to Title IX issues. Equity advocates from local school districts
> should let their state departments of education know that they want the
> state to assume responsibility for funding Title IX services when no
> federal funding is available. Linda Shevitz, Maryland State Department
> Education 410-767-0428;

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