• Title IX 

    In accordance with Title IX and its implementing regulations, 34 C.F.R. Part 106.8, Oakes Public Schools District prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, in any district education program or activity.  Additionally, the District is committed to providing a work and student environment that is free of sexual harassment, and shall not tolerate sexual harassment by any employee, student, parent, or third party.  The District shall provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of all sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation grievances by and against staff, students, parents, and third parties, as described in board policy.  Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the district’s Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education, or both.

    The District has designated the following employee as the Title IX Coordinator to address concerns or inquiries regarding discrimination on the basis of sex, including, but not limited to, sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, stalking, and gender-based harassment:

    Title IX Coordinator:     David Goetz, Superintendent

    Office Address:             804 Main Ave; Oakes ND  58474

    Telephone Number:      701-742-3234

    Email Address:              david.goetz@k12.nd.us

    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.  Should you feel that you have been sexually harassed or have witnessed a person being sexually harassed, please submit your complaint to the Title IX Coordinator via telephone, e-mail, mail, or in person. 

    Upon receiving a report of sexual harassment, the Title IX Coordinator or designee shall promptly respond in accordance with board policy AAC, Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy and grievance procedure AAC-BR2, Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure.  To view an electronic copy of the district’s Nondiscrimination and Anti-Harassment Policy, AAC, including the Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure, AAC-BR2, go to: http://ndsba.org/policies/oakes/index.asp

     

    Title IX Training Materials

    All materials used to train Title IX personnel are available by going to https://www.oakes.k12.nd.us/TitleIXTrainingThese materials are also available for inspection upon request by contacting the Business Manager, 804 Main Ave Oakes ND 58474 or 701-742-3234.


  • FILING A STATE OR FEDERAL DISCRIMINATION

    AND/OR HARASSMENT COMPLAINT

    Most employment-related discrimination or harassment complaints:

    • Statute of limitations is 300 days (NDCC 14-02.4-19)
    • Complaints should be filed with:

    North Dakota Department of Labor

    Human Rights Division

    600 East Boulevard Ave, Dept. 406

    Bismarck, ND 58505-0340

    Phone: (701) 328-2660 or 1-800-582-8032

    Employee, student, or other person claiming to be aggrieved by a discriminatory practice with regard to public services or public accommodations:

    • Statute of limitations is 180 days (NDCC 14-02.4-19)
    • Complaints should be filed with:

    North Dakota Department of Labor

    Human Rights Division

    600 East Boulevard Ave, Dept. 406

    Bismarck, ND 58505-0340

    Phone: (701) 328-2660 or 1-800-582-8032

    Student discrimination and/or harassment complaints related to programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance:

    • Statute of limitations is 180 days for most claims (28 CFR 35.170 and 34 CFR 100.7). There may be an exception for Section 504 claims.
    • Complaints should be filed with:

    U.S. Department of Education

    Office for Civil Rights

    230 South Dearborn St., 37th Floor

    Chicago, IL 60604

    Phone: (312) 730-1560

    Email: OCR.Chicago@ed.gov

    Oakes School District #41 Exhibit AAC-E1