Title IX Information
The Montgomery County Intermediate Unit (MCIU) affirms that no person shall, on the basis of sex, disability, race, color, age, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, veteran’s status or genetic information be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any educational program or activity. In addition, no person shall, on any of these bases, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in employment, or recruitment, or consideration, or selection, therefore, whether full-time or part-time, under any educational program or activity operated by the MCIU. The MCIU shall make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.
The MCIU does not tolerate sexual harassment. Any student who believes he or she has been subjected to sexual harassment is strongly encouraged to report the harassment to the MCIU. The MCIU is committed to promptly investigating all such reports. Retaliation against individuals who file complaints about sexual harassment, or participate in the investigation of such complaints, is strictly prohibited.
Students found to have engaged in sexual harassment or retaliation will be promptly disciplined, and such discipline may include, if circumstances warrant, suspension and/or expulsion. MCIU staff found to have engaged in sexual harassment or retaliation will be promptly disciplined, and such discipline may include, if circumstances warrant, termination of employment. The MCIU strongly encourages students, parents and MCIU staff to work together to prevent sexual harassment.
Notice of Non-Discrimination:
Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, the MCIU does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities that it operates. This requirement not to discriminate in the MCIU’s education programs and activities extends to employment with and admission to the MCIU.
Designated Title IX Coordinator:
In compliance with Title IX of the Education Amendment Act of 1972, the MCIU has a designated Title IX Coordinator who should be contacted regarding any inquiries as to the application of Title IX or filing a harassment complaint. The MCIU’s Title IX Coordinator can be contacted via phone, mail, or email using the following contact information:
Valentina G. Viletto, Esquire
Director of Community and Government Relations
2 West Lafayette Street, Norristown, PA 19401
In addition to contacting the MCIU’s Title IX Coordinator to file a report of harassment, all students and parents may report allegations of harassment to the applicable building or program administrator. Please also refer to Board Policy No. 103, Board Policy No. 104, Board Policy No. 248, and Board Policy No. 348. Please note updates to these policies are forthcoming.
All MCIU employees for whom the Title IX Coordinator assigns responsibilities to in regards to a Title IX Complaint have been trained. You may view the Title IX Training materials used to train those that may be involved in any Title IX related processes at the MCIU.