The U.S. Department of Education’s Proposed Rule to modify/amend the federal Title IX regulations is currently subject to a public comment opportunity for school districts and other interested parties to submit feedback to influence the final version of the regulations. The deadline for submitting comments on the Proposed Rule is September 12, 2022.
The WASB has prepared a general summary of the amendments found in the Proposed Rule, with brief commentary, that is intended to help Title IX Coordinators and other school district leaders understand the scope of the Proposed Rule and determine whether their school district wishes to submit any comments for purposes of their local advocacy. The WASB has attempted to identify the proposals that are likely to be of greatest interest to most school districts, however, the overview highlights only some of changes that are included in the Proposed Rule.
School districts may submit comments via the “Federal eRulemaking Portal” at http://www.regulations.gov. Any submissions should include the docket ID (ED–2021–OCR–0166) at the top. The Department of Education prefers for comments to be uploaded as a Microsoft Word file.
More information about the new 2022 proposed (i.e., draft) changes to the Title IX regulations can be found at the following links:
- The official version of the Proposed Rule, including all U.S. Dept. of Education commentary (190 pages), as published in the Federal Register on July 12, 2022 (87 Fed. Reg., No. 132, at pages 41390 to 41579).
- An excerpt of the Proposed Rule consisting only of the 13 pages that show the specific proposed amendments to the Title IX regulations (pages 41567 to 41579).
- A U.S. Department of Education Fact Sheet, which includes a link to the Department of Education’s own summary of the major provisions of the Proposed Rule.
- The current Title IX regulations that are presently in effect: 34 C.F.R. Part 106.