Non-Discrimination Resources – Title IX

Educational Equity, Non-discrimination, Affirmative Action, Bullying & Harassment, & Title IX

Central Rivers AEA has policies and procedures in place to protect children and families, as well as staff and prospective employees from abuse, discrimination, bullying and harassment.

Affirmative Action Plan

This plan outlines current data and compares the data to external indicators, which are then used to set both qualitative and quantitative goals. The document is organized according to the key affirmative action/equal employment opportunity requirements found in Iowa Code.

EEO – Affirmative Action Employer

Central Rivers Area Education Agency is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.

It is the policy of Central Rivers AEA not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, gender, marital status, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background or disability in its educational programs, activities, or employment policies as required by all applicable Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action laws, directives, and regulations of federal, state and local governing bodies and agencies.

This obligation to affirmatively implement equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment includes hiring, placement, upgrading, transfer or demotion, recruitment, advertising or solicitation for employment, treatment during employment, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, and layoff or termination.

Inquiries regarding compliance with this policy may be directed to:

Central Rivers AEA Equity Coordinator, Central Rivers Area Education Agency, 

1521 Technology Parkway, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 319-273-8200.

Title IX Policy Statement

Central Rivers Area Education Agency (CRAEA) is committed to fostering an environment where all individuals have equal access to education free from sex discrimination, including sexual harassment. In compliance with Title IX, CRAEA prohibits any form of sexual harassment, which can include unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, nonverbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

Reporting and Response:

Any individual can report incidents of sexual harassment to the Title IX Coordinator/HR Director. Central Rivers AEA ensures a prompt and equitable response to all reports of sexual harassment to determine the appropriate course of action and provide supportive measures.

Definition of Sexual Harassment:

Sexual harassment under Title IX includes any instance of quid pro quo harassment by an employee, unwelcome conduct that is so severe and pervasive that it denies a person equal access to education, and any instance of sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking as defined in federal law.

Grievance Process:

CRAEA follows a transparent grievance process for handling formal complaints of sexual harassment. Our process ensures equal treatment of complainants and respondents and adheres to a standard of evidence as required by Title IX regulations.


CRAEA prohibits any form of retaliation against individuals who report sexual harassment or participate in the grievance process.

Title IX Coordinator Contact Information:

For more information or to report a violation, please contact our Title IX Coordinator/HR Director at 319-273-8200.

Important Contacts

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