• Title IX is a federal law that prohibits sexual harassment, sexual violence, and discrimination on the basis of sex.

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Sex discrimination includes sex-based harassment, discrimination on the basis of sex, and retaliation related to complaints of sex discrimination. Sex-based harassment is unwelcome conduct which includes both sexual harassment, including but not limited to sexual assault, other forms of sexual violence and other sexual misconduct, and gender-based harassment. This applies to academic, educational, athletic, and residential programs.

    Title IX Board Policies:

    103: Discrimination/Title IX Sexual Harassment Affecting Students

    103.1 Nondiscrimination-Qualified Students with Disabilities

    104: Discrimination-Title IX Sexual Harassment Affecting Staff

    Title IX Coordinator:

    In order to maintain a program of nondiscrimination practices that is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations, the District has designated the following Title IX Coordinator:

    Scott Domowicz, Business Manager 


    Octorara Area School District does not discriminate in our educational programs, activities or employment practices, based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, ancestry or any other legally protected classification. This policy is in accordance with state and federal laws, including Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Sections 503 and 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act. Information relative to special accommodation, grievance procedure, and the designated responsible official for compliance with Title VI, Title IX and Section 504 may be obtained by contacting the school district,  Compliance Officer, Mr. Scott Domowicz at sdomowicz@octorara.org or 610-593-8238 ext 30515. EOE.