Title IX

  • NHPS Title IX

    NHPS is an Equal Opportunity Employer

    New Haven Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and, except in the case of a bonafide occupational qualification or as otherwise permitted or required by law, does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, sex, disability, national origin, marital, veteran or other protected class status under applicable law in any of its education programs, activities or employment policies. Any individual needing assistance in making an application for any opening should contact the Human Resource Department.

    New Haven Public Schools aim to teach respect, trust, understanding, acceptance and appreciation of individual differences among all students through quality teaching and effective leadership. We also work to make sure that family and community engagement as well as an equitable system of support and resources is provided to everyone. 

    The New Haven Board of Education will not tolerate any form of bullying of members of the New Haven Public School community by students, parents, visitors or employees of the New Haven Public Schools, while on school grounds, school buses, at a school bus stop or school related activities. Bullying occurring outside of the school setting is also prohibited and will not be tolerated if such bullying creates a hostile environment at school for the targeted student, infringes on the targeted student’s rights at school, or substantially disrupts the educational process or the orderly operation of school.

    “Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to the Civil Rights Act of 1964.”


    • “Bullying” is defined as an act that is direct and indirect and severe, persistent, or pervasive by an individual in the New Haven Public School District against another individual that:
      • Causes physical or emotional harm to an individual or such property
      • Places the individual in reasonable fear of harm to themselves or of damage to their property.
      • Creates a hostile environment at school for such individual infringes on the rights of such individual at school
      • Substantially disrupts the educational process. 
    • “Bullying” means unwanted and aggressive behavior among children in grades kindergarten to twelve, inclusive, that involves a real or perceived power imbalance.

    Bullying may include but is not limited to, acts based on actual or perceived differentiating characteristics: gender, gender identity and expression, ethnicity, national origin, race, sexual orientation, physical, mental, developmental or sensory capacity, academic status, physical appearance, or religion. Bullying extends to hostile written, verbal or electronic communication or physical acts or gestures against any student(s) associated with an individual or group who has or is perceived to have one or more of the above perceived differentiating characteristics, including physical appearance, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, academic status, developmental or sensory disability.


    Sexual Harassment 

    Sexual Harassment is conduct on the basis of sex.

    It can be defined in one or more of the following ways:

    1. A District employee conditioning an aid, benefit, or service on participation in an unwelcome sexual conduct (Quid Pro Quo - This for That)
    2. Unwelcome sexual conduct that is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the District’s education programs or activities
    3. Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking as defined by identified statutes
      Grievance Process: PLEASE READ  

    Sexual Harassment is defined as any unwelcome sexual advances or request for sexual favors or any verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature when such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an individual's work or academic performance. Or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or academic environment; when the submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting such individual; or submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment, or their academic status or progress.

    Sexual harassment is not limited to prohibited behavior by a male or a female, or by a supervisory employee toward a non-supervisory employee, or a teacher to a student. Harassment may be student to student, teacher to student, student to teacher, or teacher to teacher. The victim does not have to be the opposite sex of the harasser. The gender of the complainant and/or the alleged harasser is irrelevant, even if they are of the same gender. Sexual harassment based on sexual orientation or gender identity is also prohibited under state law.


    Teen Dating Violence

    Teen Dating Violence is defined as…… any act of physical, emotional or sexual abuse, including stalking harassing and threatening, that occurs between two students who are currently in or who have recently been in a dating relationship.      


    Title IX School Coordinators: 

    Title IX coordinators in each school shall investigate or supervise the investigation of reported acts of bullying or teen dating violence in the school, in accordance with the District’s Safe School Climate Plan.

    Title IX Coordinator by school: 

  • Forms 

    1. 2023-24 New Haven Public Schools – Parent Bullying Complaint Form
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    2. 2023-24 New Haven Public Schools – Internal School Bullying Form
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    3. 2023-24 New Haven Public Schools – Sexual Harassment Formal Complaint Form
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    4. 2023-24 New Haven Public Schools – Employee Sexual Harassment Complaint Form
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    2023 - 2024 Title IX Training

    1. ATIXA K-12 foundation 1 (June 2023)
      a. Dr. Michelle Kelly-Baker
    2. ATIXA K-12 foundation 2 (June 2023)
      a. Dr. Michelle Kelly-Baker
    3. Berchem & Moses Title IX Grievance Process Training for Executive Team (October 19th 2023)
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    4. Berchem & Moses Title IX Grievance Process Training for Assistant Principals (December 13th 2023)
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    5. Connecticut State Department of Education Title IX Coordinator Training (December 2023)
      a. Dr. Michelle Kelly-Baker
      b. Tarryn Bonner
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    6. Berchem & Moses Title IX Grievance Process Training for Principals
    7. Berchem & Moses Title IX Grievance Process Training for Counselors and Social Workers
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