Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in programs and activities of federally funded institutions. School district programs and activities must be operated free from discrimination. Key areas addressed by Title IX include: athletics, sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual violence; pregnant and parenting students; off-campus activities; recruitment and admission; and employment. Schools must protect against discrimination in these areas. Schools must also prohibit retaliation against any person for opposing an unlawful practice or policy, or filing, testifying about, or participation in any complaint under Title IX.
Board Policy 1312.3 – Uniform Complaint Procedures
The complaint must be initiated no later than six months from the date when the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying occurred, or six months from the date when the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts. The Superintendent or designee, at the complainant’s written request, may extend the filing period for up to 90 days.
Upon receipt of a complaint related to a potential Title IX violation, the District will ensure every allegation is investigated promptly, adequately, and impartially. The District will take steps to protect complainants from retaliation and ensure all parties are treated fairly throughout the District’s investigation process. The District’s procedure for investigating a Title IX complaint can be found at:
Administrative Regulation 1312.3 – Uniform Complaint Procedures
For information regarding filing a complaint with OCR, please visit the following links:
OCR provides an online complaint filing system at https://ocrcas.ed.gov/
OCR can also be contacted through the California regional office at:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 United Nations Plaza
Mail Box 1200, Room 1545
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: (415) 486-5555