The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a "Dear Colleague" letter, below, reminding recipients of OCR’s new Title IX regulations on nonvocational single-sex classes, extracurricular activities, and schools at the elementary and secondary education levels. Title IX prohibits gender-based discrimination in federally funded education programs. The Legal Clips summary of the regulations, with links to the regulations and related information on single-sex programs and legal questions, is available at the second link. In addition to highlighting some features of the new regulations, the letter also provides a dedicated e-mail address, T9singlesexTA@ed.gov, for submitting questions and requests for technical assistance in connection with these new requirements. This e-mail address will be in operation until December 31, 2007.
[OCR "Dear Colleague" letter]
[NSBA School Law pages on single-sex regulations]