Title IX - Sexual Harassment

  • Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any educational program or activity. It protects victims of sexual or gender-based bullying and harassment and survivors of gender-based violence. Protection from the discrimination on the basis of sex includes protection from being retaliated against for filing a complaint of discrimination or harassment.

    The Yonkers Board of Education and all Yonkers Public Schools are committed to complying with Title IX and enforcing school policies prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex. Robert Voorheis in the City of Yonkers Department of Human Resources, serves as the Yonkers Public Schools Title IX Coordinator.

    If you feel you have been the victim of any sexual harassment, you should contact the Title IX Coordinator using any of the following information:

    Robert Voorheis, City of Yonkers, Department of Human Resources
    1 Larkin Center, 2nd Floor, Yonkers, NY 10701
    Phone: (914) 377-6941
    Fax: (914) 376-8106
    Robert.Voorheis@yonkersny.gov
    civilrightscompliance@yonkerspublicschools.org

    Or to the Office of Civil Rights
    http://www.ed.gov/ocr/complaintintro.html

    Or send a letter to the OCR enforcement
    Office for Civil Rights, New York Office
    U.S. Department of Education
    32 Old Slip, 26th Floor
    New York, NY 10005-2500
    Telephone: 646-428-3800
    Fax: 646-428-3843

    Or email: OCR.NewYork@ed.gov

    Dignity for All Students Act Supervision

    Dr. Andrea Coddett, Deputy Superintendent
    Yonkers Board of Education
    One Larkin Center
    Yonkers, New York 10701
    (914) 376-8011
    ACoddett@YonkersPublicSchools.org
    civilrightscompliance@yonkerspublicschools.org