AASA and NASSP Send Critique of Title IX Rule

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AASA and NASSP Send Critique of Title IX Rule

On June 11, AASA and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) responded to the U.S. Department of Education’s request for written comments on the implementation of the 2020 Title IX regulation. 

AASA and NASSP urge to the department to immediately rescind the 2020 amendments to the Title IX regulations and replace them with nonbinding guidance for K–12 schools, technical assistance, and best practices to ensure the fair, prompt, and equitable resolution of reports of sexual harassment and other sex discrimination.

Our comments focus on three major issues with the 2020 amendments: 

• The length of the process and the ability of administrators to adequately mitigate potential and actual sexual harassment and assault of students in a timely manner, especially when compared to other similar disciplinary infractions

• Staffing burden

• Confidentiality requirements