Title IX and Affirmative Action

Julie Meltzer

Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction

Title IX Coordinator for MDIRSS-AOS 91 and all MDIRSS K-8 schools

Affirmative Action Officer for all MDIRSS - AOS 91 schools

jmeltzer at mdirss.org

(207) 288-5049
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 subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance . . . .”  20 U.S.C. § 1681(a).

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq., is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities.  Under Title IX, discrimination on the basis of sex can include pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment or sexual violence, such as rape, sexual assault, and sexual coercion.  Title IX also requires that equal opportunity in athletics be provided.

Title IX also prohibits retaliation for raising a complaint under Title IX or for advocating for a right protected by Title IX.

Individuals with questions or concerns are encouraged to contact our district Title IX Coordinator, Julie Meltzer or the Title IX Coordinator at MDI High School, Ian Braun.

Know that you also have the right to directly contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights at any time.  

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights is the entity that is charged with enforcing Title IX compliance.  Inquiries about these issues may also be referred to:

U. S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights (OCR), 8th Floor
Five Post Office Square
Boston MA 02109-3921 
P: (617) 289-0111
F: (617) 289-0150
TTY (877) 521.2172 or email: ocr.boston@ed.gov.   

Affirmative Action

The MDI Regional School System recognizes the right of each employee and student to a learning and working atmosphere which is free of discrimination, intimidation, hostility, unwelcome sexual advances or offensiveness.  

If an employee / student has concerns regarding unlawful harassment or discrimination in the workplace / school district, they are encouraged to contact the MDIRSS Affirmative Action Officer, Julie Meltzer. 

Know that you also have the right to directly contact the Maine Human Rights Commission at any time.  

The Maine Human Rights Commission
State House Station #51
Augusta, Maine 04333
P: (207) 624-6050

MDIRSS - AOS #91 Related Policies and Resources

MDIRSS - AOS #91 Related Policies


Ian Braun

Dean of Students - Mount Desert Island High School

Title IX Coordinator for Mount Desert Island High School

ibraun at mdirss.org

(207) 288-5011