Independent Schools Association of the Southwest

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Allison Rose

By Caryn G. Pass, Grace H. Lee, Janice P. Gregerson, & Ashley E. Sykes,
Venable LLP (from July 28, 2022)
Historically, independent schools have not been required to comply with certain federal non-discrimination laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 (Title IX), because they did not accept federal financial assistance and their 501(c)(3) status was not considered federal financial assistance. In the past two years, many independent schools accepted federal financial assistance under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), with the understanding that doing so would require compliance with certain federal non-discrimination obligations until the PPP loan was fully forgiven or repaid.
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