106 - Discrimination and Harassment Based on Sex

In accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, the Ruthven-Ayrshire Community School District prohibits sex discrimination, including sexual harassment as defined by the regulations implementing Title IX (34 C.F.R. § 106.30), against any individual participating in any education program or activity of the school district.  This prohibition on discrimination applies to students, employees, and applicants for employment.

The board authorizes the superintendent to adopt procedures for any individual to report sexual harassment to the school district’s Title IX Coordinator for the provision of supportive measures to anyone who has been subjected to sexual harassment whether or not they proceed with a formal complaint under those procedures, and for the investigation and resolution of such complaints, as required by Title IX.  This Title IX grievance process shall be used to respond to all complaints of sexual harassment that fall within the scope of Title IX.  For complaints of sexual harassment that do not fall within the scope of Title IX, the school district may still offer supportive measures to the subject of such conduct and shall apply any other policy or procedure applicable to the alleged conduct.

Any individual with questions about the school district’s Title IX policy and procedures or who would like to make a report or file a formal complaint of sex discrimination or sexual harassment may contact the school district’s designated Title Coordinator:

Matt Borchers – maborc@gt.ratitans.org

1505 Washington Street

Ruthven, IA 51358

(712) 837-5211

Retaliation against a person who made a report or complaint of sexual harassment, assisted or participated in any manner in an investigation or resolution of a sexual harassment report or complaint is strictly prohibited. Retaliation includes threats, coercion, discrimination, intimidation, reprisals, and/or adverse actions related to employment or education.  Any individual who believes they have been retaliated against in violation of this policy should immediately contact the school district’s Title IX Coordinator.



Approved:  11-08-21