Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1973 ("Title IX") is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities, including athletic programs. No person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity operated by the district. Title IX protects all participants in the district's educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees and job applicants. The district does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities as outlined in Bear Lake School District Policy #3085 All Questions regarding Title IX requirements may referred to district's Title IX Coordinators.

The Title IX Coordinator can provide information on Title IX, including information about the Coordinator's position, complaint procedures and application district policies to any student or employee who feel that his or her rights under Title IX have been violated by the district or its officials. In addition, any student or employee may make an inquiry or complaint directly to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights.

Title IX Coordinators

Bear Lake High School Luke Kelsey 330 Boise St Montpelier, ID 83254



Bear Lake Middle School Janet Lindsay 633 Washington St. Montpelier, ID 83254



AJ Winters Elementary Laurel Jensen 535 Clay St. Montpelier, ID 83254



Georgetown Elementary Laurel Jensen PO BOX 100 142 Stringtown Rd Georgetown, ID 83239



Paris Elementary Penny Bassett PO BOX 300 39 Fielding St. Paris, ID 83261



District Office Holly Tanner PO BOX 300 39 Fielding St Paris, ID 83261



Reporting Harassment/Discrimination

Any person may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment (whether or not the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of conduct that could constitute sex discrimination or sexual harassment), in person, by mail, by telephone, or by electronic mail, using the contact information listed for the Title IX Coordinator, or by any other means that result in the Title IX Coordinator receiving the person's verbal or written report. Such a report may be made at any time (including during non-business hours) by using the telephone number or electronic mail address, or by mail to the office address, listed for the Title IX Coordinator.

Harassment reporting form Bear Lake School District Policy #3085F Bear Lake School District Policy #3085F1

Next Steps

After a report of sexual harassment has been made, the school and/or Title IX Coordinator will reach out to the individual affected by the alleged misconduct, provide supportive measures, discuss the grievance policy, and offer the opportunity for the complainant to file a formal complaint if the behavior meets the Title IX definition of sexual harassment. If a formal complaint is filed, appropriate steps will be taken to investigate. Upon completing the investigation, the outcome will be shared with all stakeholders.

Grievance Procedures

If a party does not agree with the final determination made by the school or has concerns of noncompliance with Title IX or actions that would be prohibited by Title IX, he/she may appeal the determination in accordance with Bear Lake School District policy #3085P