Title IX

Title IX is a federal civil rights law passed as part of the Education Amendments of 1972. This law protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that:

“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.”

Title IX applies to any institution receiving federal financial assistance from the Department of Education, including state and local educational agencies. Educational programs and activities that receive federal funds from the Department of Education must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or because a person made charges, testified or participated in any complaint action under Title IX.

Affirmative Action Officers

Keith Acedo, Principal of Academy Hill School and G. D. Cushing School in Wilton. Mr. Acedo is available by phone at (207) 645-4488 or by email

Katherine Duchesne, Assistant Principal of Mt. Blue Middle School in Farmington. Ms. Duchesne is available by phone at (207) 778-3511 or by email

Recent Training materials

A New Era of Title IX (PDF) - presented by DrummondWoodsum, Attorneys at Law
Module 1: Title IX Primer - August 26, 2020
Module 2: In-Depth training for Title IX Coordinators/AAO Officers - September 9, 2020
Module 3: Investigator Training - September 11, 2020
Module 4: Relevance Assessments required Under Title IX: Questions and Evidence - September 15, 2020