Tecumseh Public Schools prohibits unlawful sex discrimination, including harassment and retaliation, in any of its education programs or activities in accordance with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and corresponding implementing regulations.  If an employee or student believes that he or she has been discriminated against in violation of Title IX, please reference the District’s Title IX Grievance Procedures below:

TPS Title IX Board Policy

What is Title IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 was the first comprehensive federal law to prohibit sex discrimination against students and employees of educational institutions. The law benefits both males and females and requires educational institutions to maintain policies, practices and programs that do not discriminate against anyone based on sex. Under this law, males and females are expected to receive fair and equal treatment in all areas of public education, including athletics.

How does this apply to Michigan: A Brief History

Title IX changes here in Michigan have been contentious at times with parents and state athletic administrators battling in court. Communities for Equity (CFE) is a Michigan-based advocacy organization that sued the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) for discrimination in 1998. Six of seven issues in the complaint were resolved through mediation and the issue of athletic season alignment went to trial in 2001.

The MHSAA was found guilty of discrimination by placing numerous girls' sports in nontraditional seasons and no boys' sports in nontraditional seasons. The court then ordered the MHSAA to provide an equitable athletic sport season schedule between genders. The long legal battle ended in 2007 in favor of Communities For Equity and equitable seasonal sports offerings for boys and girls began in Michigan's high schools shortly thereafter.

Unlawful discriminatory practices under Title IX

  • Sexual Harassment - Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature

  • Sexual Misconduct/Violence - Rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual exploitation and other forms of nonconsensual sexual activity

  • Stalking - Repeatedly following, harassing, threatening or intimidating including by telephone, mail, electronic communication or social media

  • Retaliation - Adverse academic or other actions against anyone reporting or participating in an investigation of Title IX allegations

Who is the Title IX Coordinator at TPS?

Danielle Adamczak (dadamczak@tps.k12.mi.us) oversees the Title IX Coordinator position. She is the Director of Human Resources at Tecumseh Public Schools.

What does the Title IX Coordinator do?

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for the following duties and activities:

  • Ensuring TPS complies with Title IX and other related laws

  • Creation and application of school policies and procedures related to Title IX

  • Coordination of implementation and administration of complaint procedures and investigations

  • Working to create a safe learning and working campus environment

Title IX Sexual Harassment Comprehensive Training Document