Understanding the Changing Title IX Obligations for K-12 School Districts

Webinar Details

Across the country, misunderstandings about how to enforce Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 at K-12 school districts has led to legal actions that have negative, divisive implications for school communities. Title IX law and regulations include many complex obligations for K-12 schools and districts. Unfortunately, many K-12 districts have not effectively instituted changes required under the Final Rule on Title IX that went into effect in 2020, and now, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has proposed new regulations that will again change the legal requirements. Is your K-12 district doing enough to ensure that it complies with Title IX?

Learning Objectives

By the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize the compliance obligations of K-12 institutions under Title IX.
  • Review the types of K-12 claims that fit within the current definitions of potential Title IX violations.
  • Recall the investigation process that applies to Title IX matters.
  • Address questions about future changes to Title IX regulations in the Notice of Proposed Rule-making on Title IX.


Megan C. Farrell

Title IX and Civil Rights Officer and Title IX Consultant

Megan is an advisor and consultant to educational institutions clients with a focus on Title IX compliance. Megan’s approach focuses on providing practical, reasoned advice to colleges, universities and K12 schools who are implementing change and bringing her legal, business, and education expertise to unique challenges. Megan’s background includes working as Title IX Coordinator at Palo Alto School District and Notre Dame of Maryland University. She has also served as in-house counsel, faculty member, and graduate program director. Aside from these in-house positions, Megan also has provided risk and litigation management counseling to institutions, developed internal policies and procedures for education clients, and designed customized training programs for educational institutions across the country. Megan holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Loyola University, a Juris Doctor from Widener University, and a Masters of Business degree from University of Maryland. Megan holds a Certificates in Bias and Diversity from Cornell University and Mentor Coaching from the Coach Training Alliance, an International Coach Federation (IFC) program.

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