• What is Title IX?
    Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), which prohibits sex-based discrimination — including sexual orientation and gender identity — in any school or other education program that receives funding from the federal government. Originally adopted to address inequalities of girls and women in programs and activities such as athletics, today it provides protection against sexual harassment, sexual violence, bullying, pregnancy and parenting discrimination, and gender-based stereotyping and harassment.

    New Title IX regulations, issued by The Secretary of Education, take effect on August 14, 2020, amend the regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). The final regulations specify how recipients of Federal financial assistance covered by Title IX, including elementary and secondary schools, must respond to allegations of sexual harassment consistent with Title IX’s prohibition against sex discrimination. The revised regulations are intended to effectuate Title IX’s prohibition against sex discrimination by requiring recipients to address sexual harassment as a form of sex discrimination in education programs or activities. The final regulations obligate recipients to respond promptly and supportively to persons alleged to be victimized by sexual harassment, resolve allegations of sexual harassment promptly and accurately under a predictable, fair grievance process that provides due process protection for alleged victims and alleged perpetrators of sexual harassment, and effectively implement remedies for victims.

  • Our Policy & Procedures
    It is the policy of the Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District (BVVRSD) not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, or other legally protected classification. This prohibition includes sexual harassment. BVVRSD is committed to maintaining a school environment free of unlawful sexual harassment. Our policy and procedures specifically address sexual harassment, as defined below, as a form of gender discrimination under Title IX.

    Title IX Policy & Procedures
    Title IX Rules & Regulations
    Title IX Training

  • Filing a Complaint
    A formal complaint of sexual harassment may be filed by contacting our Title IX Coordinator by mail, in-person, e-mail, or phone. An employee with actual knowledge of conduct that may violate this policy must report to:
    Yvette Martin
    Title IX Coordinator
    508-529-7758 x3117 
    The Title IX Coordinator may delegate any and all of their responsibilities to another individual on a case-by-case basis. In the event of any such delegation, the actions of the designee shall be deemed to be the actions of our Title IX Coordinator.

  • Questions?

    If you have questions about 
    our Title IX policy and procedures,
    please feel free to contact our
    Title IX Coordinator, Yvette Martin
    at 508-529-7758  x3117 or