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Title IX Final Rule Goes Live on August 14, 2020: Judge Denies Motion for Preliminary Injunction

By Kara T. Rozin / Aug 11, 2020

The Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York has denied the State of New York et al.'s request for a preliminary injunction or stay of the implementation date of the Title IX Final Rule issued in May 2020. Unless one of the two other District Courts hearing similar challenges finds otherwise (DC and MD), the Final Rule will go into effect Friday, August 14.

For a full text of the Court’s opinion on the Motion, please click here.

What does this mean for schools?

Board Policies and Procedures (Title IX Grievance Procedures) should continue to be revised and/or adopted to ensure compliance with the Final Rule. Training for Title IX Coordinators, Boards of Education, Administrators, and staff on the Title IX Final Rule is required. Please refer to our previous e-alert outlining the substantive and procedural changes to Title IX, linked here.

Attorneys in Clark Hill’s Education Practice Group are available to assist your school with revising Board policies/procedures and training. We will continue to keep you informed regarding any relevant Court proceedings or decisions on the Title IX Final Rule.