Voicing concerns about a critical national education issue, the Berkeley School Board voted on Jan. 23 to send a letter to the U.S. Department of Education warning that the department’s proposed changes in Title IX rules could compromise student safety.
The proposed changes to Title IX policy will significantly affect how schools handle cases of discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment and sexual violence.
“Our overriding priority is to keep students safe and in school, where they can learn and thrive,” the letter says. “We fear that some of the proposed revisions will frustrate that mission, because they may make it more difficult for K-12 districts to foster safe and supportive learning environments.”
For the full text, including descriptions of the Board’s objections to proposed changes, please see the letter, which can be viewed below or online.
Those who wish to submit their own comments may do so at the website, regulations.gov.