Title IX - Gender Equity and Sexual Harassment


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State Department of Education Circular Letters

C-23, Circular Letter (January 30, 1998) 
SUBJECT: 1997 Amendment to CGS Sec. 10-15c Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation In 1997, the state legislature amended Section 10-15c of the General Statutes, which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion or national origin, to also prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.
SECTION 10-15c The public schools shall be open to all children five years of age and over who reach age five on or before the first day of January of any school year, and each such child shall have, and shall be so advised by the appropriate school authorities, an equal opportunity to participate in the activities, programs and courses of study offered in such public schools, at such time as the child becomes eligible to participate in such activities, programs and courses of study, without discrimination on account of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, or sexual orientation; provided boards of education may, by vote at a meeting duly called, admit to any school children under five years of age.
C-28, Circular Letter (June 4, 1999) SUBJECT: Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education On May 24, 1999, the United States Supreme Court issued its 5-4 decision in Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education. A majority of the Court held that a school board could be sued under Title IX for student-on-student sexual harassment.
 C-14, Circular Letter (January 8, 2002)
SUBJECT: Taking Action to Make Schools Free From Discrimination and Harm