Kansas City Public Schools is trying to get across to people that it’s never OK to discriminate or sexually harass others even in different language.
To comply with Title IX training requirement, the district starting at 5 p.m. Wednesday will have special training sessions in nine different languages at Northeast Middle School, 4904 Independence Ave.
The languages are Spanish, Vietnamese, Burmese, Karen, Kinyarwanda, Swahili, Somali and Arabic. The Northeast area of Kansas City is where many people historically have settled after immigrating to the United States. They include Latinos, Southeast Asians, Somalis, Sudanese, Iraqis, Afghans, Europeans and others.
Title IX prohibits discrimination or harassment based on gender in any federally funded education program or activity. The school district also prohibits such discrimination or harassment involving a student, staff or community member.
The training at Northeast Middle will include a 30-minute video with translators for each of the languages above in addition to English.