What is Title IX?

Title IX is a federal law, enacted in 1972, stating that no person on the basis of sex shall 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."
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Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive federal financial assistance. Sex-based discrimination can include sexual assault, relationship abuse, stalking, and sexual harassment. 

The School Board of Orange County does not tolerate sexual misconduct or interpersonal violence that occurs on or off campus and will take prompt and effective steps to:

  • End the behavior

  • Eliminate any existing hostile environment

  • Prevent incidents from recurring

  • Remedy the effects of such incidents

This website describes reporting options, resources, and rights for students who have been impacted by sexual misconduct and/or interpersonal violence.

Know your rights. Know your options. Know your resources.

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District Title IX Coordinator

Keshara Cowans, Esq.
Staff Attorney II
Office of Legal Services
Ronald Blocker Educational Leadership Center
445 W. Amelia St. Orlando, FL 32801
   (407) 317-3411
[email protected]