"Equality in the School System: Title IX and Compliance", February 11, 3:30 p.m. Heth 22

The Center for Gender Studies  this year has invited Josie Loomis (who is an alum of both our undergraduate psychology program and our School Psychology program, and later of the College of Education) and Lisa Pluska (an alum of Radford University's College of Education)  to give a presentation. 

Their presentation entitled "Equality in the School System: Title IX and Compliance."  This event will take place on 2/11/14  in Heth Hall Room 22 at 3:30 p.m.  All are welcome.  Below is some information about the presenters and their planned presentation:

As a  2007 graduate in psychology from Radford University, Josie Loomis obtained her M.S and E.d.S in School Psychology and is the Director of Special Education and Student Services in Floyd County. After working as a school psychologist for three years, she returned to Radford University to complete the administration program in Educational Leadership and has spent four years in administration. Lisa Pluska obtained her Educational Leadership certificate from Radford University in 2007 and is the Assistant Superintendent in Floyd County. Lisa will graduate with her doctorate in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Virginia Tech in the spring of 2014. This presentation will provide an overview of the responsibilities of a Compliance Officer as related to complaint procedures within the school system. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits harassment of students or employees based on sex, gender, race, color, national origin, disability, religion, ancestry, age, marital status, or genetic information, or any other characteristics protected by law, or based on a belief that such characteristics exist at school, or any school sponsored activity. The presentation will also provide information on Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. § 1681), which is a federal law that prohibits discrimination in employment as well as in all programs and activities on the basis of sex.

Feb 11, 2014