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How Should School Districts Respond to Recent Guidance on Title IX and Sexual Violence?

March 17, 2016
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

In recent years, addressing sexual violence on campus has been a major focus of the federal government. While much of the attention has been directed at colleges and universities, the U.S. Department of Education has released guidance documents that apply to public school districts as well. The department’s Office for Civil Rights increasingly is investigating the adequacy under Title IX of school district responses to alleged sexual assaults. And the media have turned their attention to the issue with a number of high-profile reports.

Please join the Council of the Great City Schools and Husch Blackwell for a webinar on the Title IX obligations of public school districts regarding allegations of sexual violence. Lawyers in Husch Blackwell’s Education practice group will explain the operative legal framework, including recent court decisions, federal guidance documents and related enforcement actions. 


  • Overview of the legal framework for school district responsibilities under Title IX
  • Roles and responsibilities of Title IX coordinators
  • Conducting investigations
  • Interim measures to protect alleged victims

Date and Time
Thursday, March 17, 2016
2:30 - 3:45 p.m. (EDT)

John W. Borkowski, Partner, Husch Blackwell
Lisa Parker Freeman, Partner, Husch Blackwell

Who Should Attend
Public school industry leaders, including in-house counsel, board members, administrators, compliance officers and others with influence over institutional compliance practices.

Continuing Legal Education
This program is pending approval for Illinois, Indiana and Missouri continuing legal education credit. CLE credit may be available in other states through individual application. For future programs, please let us know if you would like us to apply for CLE credits in other states. We will do so once we have a critical mass of interested participants.

Contact Shana Hoy at 816.983.8809.


Lisa J. Parker