KingSpry congratulates Dr. Kathleen Conn, Of Counsel, who published a peer-reviewed commentary this week in West’s Education Law Reporter.
In her article, Salvaging and Separating the 2020 Title IX Regulations, 386 Ed.Law Rep. 557 (April 15, 2021), Dr. Conn acknowledges the changes that the Department of Education made to the Title IX Regulations, including the repeated statements that sexual harassment is conduct that any individual could experience. Therefore, LGBTQ individuals are protected under Title IX Regulations and should be treated with dignity and respect.
“Due process protections are also strengthened, and students in K-12 can now report sexual harassment to any employee of the school, essentially making every employee a mandated reporter of sexual harassment who must notify the Title IX Coordinator,” Dr. Conn writes.
“However, the new regulations apply with equal force to all federally funded educational institutions, from K-12 through postsecondary, with exactly the same force of law, including a three-person model of grievance process and the possibility of live hearings in K-12 schools.”
Dr. Conn is a frequent author and presenter on a host of education law topics.