Policy Alert: 2021 Policies and Annual Notices Required by Federal Law
The National School Boards Association/Council of School Attorneys (NSBA/COSA) recently updated and posted Policies Required by Federal Law and Annual Notices Required by Federal Law.
ASBSD Policy and Legal Services Director Jessica Filler requested when school districts review the notices, they especially focus on the addition made in 2021 to the Title IX Summary of Requirements section of the Policies Required by Federal Law.
“The Title IX regulations require school districts to post the Title IX Coordinator’s contact information prominently on its website to ensure accessible channels for reporting sex discrimination (including sexual harassment) at any time, as well as posting the school’s non-discrimination policy and training materials used to train the school’s Title IX personnel,” Filler said.
Links to the Policies and Annual Notices Required by Federal Law are posted on the ASBSD Policy Services website in the News window, located on the right hand side of the webpage, under the Legal Information header.
To access the ASBSD Policy Services website, school board members and administrators must login at http://policy.asbsd.org. Your district’s login and password information has been previously provided to your district’s administration.
If you are not able to access the ASBSD Policy Services website, please contact your district’s administration or ASBSD Policy Services Associate Kay Thompson-Tieszen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district. Wessington Springs Ed. Assoc. v. Wessington Springs Sch. Dist., 467 N.W. 2d 101 (S.D. 1991).
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