Teamwork Makes the Dream Work: Complying with Title IX’s New Mandate for Annual Training for All Employees 

The new Title IX rules require that educational institutions provide annual Title IX training to all employees. You must train your school’s employees annually on: 

  • Your school’s obligation to address sex discrimination in its education program or activity. 
  • The scope of conduct that constitutes Title IX sex discrimination, including the definition of sex-based harassment. 
  • School personnel’s duties when they have information about conduct that reasonably may constitute sex discrimination, including when they have a duty to notify the Title IX Coordinator.  
  • School personnel’s duties and obligations when a student or legal guardian informs them of the student’s pregnancy or related condition. 

The State of Texas Reacts Swiftly, Files Suit to Halt the New Title IX Rules

The State of Texas did not waste any time in its response to the new Title IX rules.

Monday, the day the new rules were officially posted in the Federal Register, Texas filed a lawsuit in federal court in Amarillo, Texas to challenge the rules and halt their implementation—or at least postpone the August 1 effective date. The State of Texas claims the rules are unlawful and exceed the Department of Education’s authority. With schools gearing up to comply with the new Title IX rules, we are monitoring this lawsuit and others that may affect your school’s Title IX obligations.

Changes to the Title IX Rules: A Highlight Reel

The new Title IX regulations are here and go into effect on August 1, 2024. The rules expand the scope of coverage, add flexibility to the grievance process, and make changes to other required steps schools must take to comply with Title IX. Below is our highlight reel. For a more in depth look at the new rules, check out our recent webinar: Sneak Preview of the New Title IX Rules and sign up for our upcoming webinars: Lights, Camera, Action Plan! for higher education institutions on May 2 and for K-12 schools on May 7 

We’ve got you covered! T&H Title IX Guidebooks

Pre-Order Now for Release June 10, 2024

The new Title IX rules go into effect on August 1, 2024. That’s just over three months away! We know schools have a lot to do to prepare for the new school year, so Thompson & Horton’s Title IX attorneys have you covered!

Thompson & Horton is here to guide you through your institution’s implementation of the new Title IX Rules with Take 2 of our popular Title IX Guidebooks. Each 2024 guidebook provides the essential tools your institution needs to help fulfill its Title IX duties—complete with a handbook, checklists, and easily customizable forms and templates.

Run the World (Policy and Procedure Writers)

OIRA completed its review of the 2024 Title IX Rules and the final Rules are now here. Those who write and implement Title IX policies may be experiencing déjà vu. But there’s no reason to ring the alarm. A well-written Title IX policy is irreplaceable. It both sets the standard for creating an inclusive learning environment–helping ensure that every individual feels valued, respected, and safe–and governs how you respond to reports of discriminatory or harassing behavior. And well thought out procedures and templates help ensure your school follows the policy. Together, they help you put a ring on your school’s Title IX compliance.