It appears that the March deadline for the much-anticipated U.S Department of Education (USDE) final Title IX regulations banning sex-based discrimination – including sexual assault – in federally funded K-12 schools,will come and go without approval.

The USDE had set a March deadline for the regulations but hasn’t yet cleared a key procedural hurdle, potentially pushing their release back by months.

According to K-12 Dive, the USDE has yet to transmit the revised regulations to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for evaluation. This required step in the process could take up to 120 days for review. That means that May is possibly the earliest for the regulations to be released.

Source: K-12 Dive.