Anti-Harassment / Nondiscrimination / Title IX

  • What is Title IX?

    No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination under any educational programs or activity receiving federal financial assistance. 
    -- From the preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in educational programs and activities. All public and private schools, school districts, colleges and universities receiving federal funds must comply with Title IX.

    The regulations implementing Title IX are enforced by the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights and prohibit discrimination, exclusion, denial, limitation, or separation based on gender. Intended to end sex discrimination in all areas of education.


    The District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education program or activities, including admission and employment, and is required by Title IX and its implementing regulations not to discriminate in such a manner. Inquiries about the applicability of Title IX and its implementing regulations to the District may be referred to the District’s Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, or both.

    The District’s Policy and Procedures can be found at: Board Policy 2266

    Reports and Complaints of Harassing Conduct

    The Board is committed to promptly and equitably resolving student and employee complaints alleging Sexual Harassment. Members of the School District community, (students and Board employees, as well as, Board members, agents, volunteers, contractors, and all other third parties) are encouraged to promptly report incidents of harassing conduct to an administrator, supervisor or other School District official so that the Board may address the conduct promptly. Any administrator, supervisor, or other District official who receives such a complaint shall promptly notify a District Title IX Coordinator. Complaints can be received in person, by mail, by telephone or by electronic mail.

    Investigation and Complaint Procedure

    The District has adopted a grievance procedure to provide for the prompt and equitable resolution of student and employee complaints alleging any action that would be prohibited by Title IX and its implementing regulations. This procedure describes how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a complaint of sexual harassment, and how the District will respond.

    For a full description of the Solon Schools policy relating to sexual harassment, including both formal and informal complaint procedures, please visit Board Policy 2266.

    Solon City Schools Title IX Coordinators

    The following individuals have been designated to serve as the District’s Title IX Coordinators. Such Coordinators are authorized to coordinate the District’s efforts to comply with its responsibilities under Title IX.

    Michael Acomb

    Cari Root

    Director of Business and Personnel

    Director of Pupil Services

    33800 Inwood Drive

    33800 Inwood Drive

    Solon, OH 44139

    Solon, OH 44139



    Solon City Schools Title IX Coordinator(s) have participated in training seminars provided by (1) Tri-County Educational Service Center and (2) Educational Service Center of Northeast Ohio. This training has been provided by the law firms of Peters, Kalail, & Markakis and Walter|Haverfield. Training seminars cover all requirements for the effective implementation of Title IX in K-12 settings. All training materials are available below:

    Title IX Regulations Compliance Training Link

    Day 1--Session 1--Title IX Overview

    Day 1--Session 2--Title IX Coordinator Training

    Day 2--Session 3--Title IX Investigator Training

    Day 2--Session 4--Title IX Decision Maker/Appeal Training

    Title IX Regulations Compliance Training Link

    Day 1--Session 1--Title IX 

    Title IX - Bootcamp 2023  (Squire, Patton, Boggs)


    The Title IX Coordinators listed above are also the Compliance Officers or Civil Rights Coordinators for any applicable board policies related to nondiscrimination and anti-harassment, including Section 504/ADA.