Flashback To Montgomery Co. Title IX Investigation

What was that, again, about Montgomery County Schools being in the free and clear of that Title IX investigation because the Office for Civil Rights found the district a-okay puppies and rainbows?

Remember when Joshua Powell and crew made claims that the matter was resolved and it wasn’t because they — Powell and his folks — had to tuck tail and essentially admit wrongdoing?

Wellll… About that:

This letter is to notify you of the resolution of the above-referenced complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education (Department), Office for Civil Rights (OCR), against Montgomery County Public Schools (the District), alleging discrimination on the basis of sex. Specifically, the Complainant alleged that the District discriminates against female athletes…


Under OCR procedures, a complaint may be resolved before the conclusion of an investigation if a recipient asks to resolve the complaint by signing a Voluntary Resolution Agreement. The provisions of the agreement must be aligned with the complaint allegations and be consistent with applicable regulations. Such a request does not constitute an admission of liability on the part of a recipient, nor does it constitute a determination by OCR of any violation of our regulations.


Consistent with OCR’s procedures, the District requested to resolve the complaint through a Voluntary Resolution Agreement (the Agreement), which was executed by the District and received in our office on January 14, 2014. A copy of the signed Agreement is enclosed. As is our standard practice, OCR will monitor the District’s implementation of the Agreement.


This letter is a letter of findings issued by OCR to address an individual OCR case. Letters of findings contain fact-specific investigative findings and dispositions of individual cases.


This letter is not intended nor should it be construed to cover any other issues regarding the District’s compliance with Title IX…

Turns out that even the OCR says it’s not a determination, so Powell can’t say OCR found nothing wrong.

And turns out POWELL begged for the investigation to be shut down in exchange for getting into compliance.

Funny how that works.