Title IX Information

  •  What is Title IX? 

    Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This act is codified as Title 20, United States Code, Chapter 38, Sections 1681-1686. The act also was amended by the Civil Rights Restoration Act of 1987 (“Title IX”), and, most recently, by the Department of Education’s “Final Rule” that took effect on August 14, 2020. Title IX states that: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

    Title IX applies to any institution receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Education, including state and local educational agencies. Educational programs and activities that receive federal funds from the Department of Education must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or because a person made charges, testified, or participated in any complaint action under Title IX.

    Consistent with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its implementing regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106), Township High School District 211 does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities, and it complies with Title IX concerning everyone in the District’s educational programs and activities, including applicants for employment, students, parents/guardians, employees, and third parties.

    Township High School District 211 is committed to responding promptly and effectively when presented with any form of possible discrimination. Pursuant to the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Township High School District 211 has designated a Title IX Coordinator. This person oversees the District’s efforts to prevent and respond to allegations of Title IX sexual harassment. An individual who has questions or concerns, or would like to report a possible case of discrimination should contact District 211 Title IX Coordinator/Nondiscrimination Coordinator: Eric Wenckowski, using any of the contact methods listed below.

    Title IX Coordinator/Nondiscrimination Coordinator
    Eric Wenckowski
    1750 S. Roselle Road
    Palatine, Il 60067-7336
    ewenckowski@d211.org 
    847-755-6770

    Complaint Manager
    Kathe Lingl
    1750 S. Roselle Road
    Palatine, IL 60067-7336
    klingl@d211.org
    847-755-6620

    Complaint Manager
    James Britton
    1750 S. Roselle Road
    Palatine, IL 60067-7336
    jbritton@d211.org 
    847-755-6618


    Additional information regardin
    g the Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Policy, including prevention and response efforts, making a report, processing and reviewing a report or complaint, and the formal grievance process, can be found in Board Policy GAD/JB/KAB (available through the District's BoardDocs website).

    District 211 Title IX Formal Complaint Form (Online) 

    District 211 Title IX Formal Complaint Form (PDF)

    District 211 Title IX Administrative Procedures 

    District 211 Title IX Glossary of Terms


    Training materials for District 211 Administrators can be found here:

    • 2020 Title IX Regulations: K-12 Basic Compliance Training

    2020 Title IX Regulations: Investigator Training

    2020 Title IX Regulations: Supportive Measures Meeting

    2020 Title IX Regulations: Decision-Maker Training