The U.S. Department of Education (USDE) has yet to produce final proposals for two Title IX proposals due to their controversial nature. The most recent deadline of this month is likely to come and go as the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs continues to hold meetings upon request with members of the public to discuss the proposed regulations. In fact, according to K-12 Dive OMB still has 17 additional meetings scheduled through March 28th.

One proposal would protect LGBTQ+ students under the federal anti-discrimination law for the first time. It would also change Title IX implementation in a way that would make investigation and resolution processes more practical for schools educators. The other proposal would create a framework for transgender students’ participation on sports teams that align with their gender identities.

Both controversial proposals have already seen two deadlines missed – first last May and most recently last October.

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