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Investigating Claims of Sexual Misconduct under OCR's New Guidance

In September 2017, the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights issued a Q&A on Campus Sexual Misconduct that increases the responsibilities that schools have for addressing and investigating sexual misconduct and sexual harassment.  From issuing guidance on responding to unreported incidents of misconduct to describing expectations for implementing grievance procedures, conducting “equitable”  investigations in a “timely manner,” and  notifying parties of the outcome, OCR has bestowed additional layers of obligations on public schools.   

It is vital that school districts both understand these new procedural and operational expectations,  and are able to separate their legal duties under Title IX from OCR’s suggestions on best practices.  This two-part webinar will allow participants to confidently answer questions concerning whether their school district should revise policies and procedures concerning sexual misconduct, and provide a roadmap to doing so that can help districts diminish potential liability and protect resources. 

November 1 - Part 1: Title IX and OCR’s Expectations for Addressing Claims of Sexual Misconduct

  • Introduction to Title IX sexual harassment and assault claims
  • Duty to identify claims of sexual misconduct
  • Policies and procedures for addressing claims
  • OCR’s expectations for conducting investigations

November 8 - Part 2: Investigating Title IX Sexual Harassment and Assault Claims

  • Title IX coordinators and their role
  • Interviewing witnesses and gathering documentary evidence
  • Confidentiality
  • Developing a report
  • Reporting results and issuing discipline

Presented by Abraham Barker


Registration Details

$200 per session $350 for both sessions Prices are per computer.
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Continuing Education Credit

Eichelbaum Wardell is a certified provider of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) requirements through the State Board for Educator Certification (SBEC). The firm is also a registered provider of Continuing Education credits for School Board Members through the Texas Education Agency (TEA), and business officers through the Texas Association of School Business Officials (TASBO).

Cancellation Policy

Although we cannot accept cancellations, substitutions may be made at any time. If you have any questions, contact us by email or by phone at 972.377.7900. If you can arrange for a group of 25 or more to get together from your district or from a group of several districts, we will come to you. Please call for more information.