How should schools deal with student sexual assaults?
May 21, 2017
Schools facing reports of student-on-student sexual assault long have been warned by the courts about potential monetary liabilities. The U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has offered schools guidance on how to prevent and respond to such attacks, including:
— Implement schoolwide programs that define sexual violence, encourage students and staff to report it, and clearly state the school's disciplinary procedures.
— Designate a coordinator to master the requirements of Title IX, the federal law used to help protect victims of sexual assaults in schools, and train staf...