2023 MTSBA’s Title IX Regulations Virtual Training Agenda
Series of three Tuesdays: November 7, 14, 21, 2023 - 1:00-3:00 pm
Join us live via Zoom each week or watch the video recordings on your own time!
Fee: $150 per person or $600 unlimited district option
Video links will be posted a few days after each session.
It is vital for district officials, including staff and trustees involved in sexual harassment (Title IX) matters, to be well-acquainted with the federal regulations and district policy. These matters include understanding the definition of 'sexual harassment,' familiarization with the investigation and grievance processes, knowledge of decision-making and appeal mechanisms, and the importance of avoiding conflicts of interest and bias. Our training is designed to not only cover these areas but delve into more, adhering strictly to Title IX requirements. Attendees will gain insights directly from MTSBA's legal experts and learn what to do when they get one of "those calls."
November 7 - 1:00-3:00 pm
Our first session aims to build an understanding around the nature of sexual harassment. Attendees will be equipped with knowledge of potential warning signs, appropriate reactions to sexual harassment reports, mandatory reporting requirements, and measures to safeguard the privacy rights of students and staff.
November 14 - 1:00-300 pm
Our second session will spotlight policies and procedures against sexual harassment, applicable equally to staff and students. This session will also include discussions on supportive measures that need to be in place and an overview of the rights of both the complainant and the respondent.
November 21 - 1:00-3:00 pm
Our concluding session will guide participants through the required stages of the grievance procedure, the responsibilities of a Title IX Coordinator, and the steps in the investigation, decision-making, and appeal processes.
Disclaimer: Montana School Boards Association (MTSBA) has designed these materials to provide helpful information regarding topics and best practices on issues concerning the administration and governance of Montana K-12 public schools. These materials are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. MTSBA does not intend nor should these materials be construed to constitute the rendering of any legal advice. Should the recipient of these materials desire legal advice on any of the topics or information contained herein, MTSBA recommends that the recipient make a specific request for legal advice.