Title IX Information

The Rose Tree Media School District affirms that no person shall, on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, age, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, veteran’s status or genetic information be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any educational program or activity. In addition, no person shall, on any of these bases, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in employment, or recruitment, or consideration, or selection, therefore, whether full-time or part-time, under any educational program or activity operated by the District. The District shall make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

Anti-Harassment/Anti-Retaliation Statement: The District does not tolerate sexual harassment. Any student who believes he or she has been subjected to sexual harassment is strongly encouraged to report the harassment to the District. The District is committed to promptly investigating all such reports. Retaliation against individuals who file complaints about sexual harassment, or participate in the investigation of such complaints, is strictly prohibited.

Students found to have engaged in sexual harassment or retaliation will be promptly disciplined, and such discipline may include, if circumstances warrant, suspension and/or expulsion. District staff found to have engaged in sexual harassment or retaliation will be promptly disciplined, and such discipline may include, if circumstances warrant, termination of employment. The District strongly encourages students, parents and District staff to work together to prevent sexual harassment.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, the District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities that it operates. This requirement not to discriminate in the District's education programs and activities extends to employment with and admission to the District.

Designated Title IX Coordinator: In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, the District has a designated Title IX Coordinator. The District’s Title IX Coordinator should be contacted regarding any inquiries as to the application of Title IX or filing a harassment complaint. The District’s Title IX Coordinator can be contacted via U.S. mail or email using the following contact information:

Mr. Thomas P. Haupert
Director of Human Resources
308 North Olive Street
Media, PA 19063
thaupert@rtmsd.org

In addition to contacting the District’s Title IX Coordinator to file a report of harassment, all students and parents may report allegations of harassment to the applicable building or house principal. Please also refer to Board Policy Number 103 and Board Policy Number 104.

District employees for whom the Title IX Coordinator assigns responsibilities to in regards to a Title IX Complaint have been trained by Ms. Katherine H. Meehan, Esquire from the law firm of Raffaele Puppio.