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Uniform Complaint Procedures & Title IX

Complaints

The district has the primary responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations governing educational programs. The district’s uniform complaint procedures shall be used to investigate and resolve any complaints alleging failure to comply with state and/or federal laws related to harassment, intimidation or other offenses related to: (1) Equity in age, actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, sex, gender, gender expression, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, genetic information, national origin, religion, color, or mental or physical disability or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. (2) Compliance with state and federal law in categorical aid programs. (3) Childcare programs. (4) Child nutrition programs. (5) Special Education programs. (6) School Safety Plan. (7) Fees and charges. (8) Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).
 
For complaints related to Title IX, sufficiency of textbooks or instructional materials, emergency or urgent facilities conditions that pose a threat to the health or safety of students or staff, and/or teacher vacancies and misassignments, the district compliance will follow the Williams uniform complaint procedures to investigate and resolve the matter.
 
For more information, please visit the California Office of Equal Opportunity 
 

Title IX

Education Code section 221.8 provides for the following under Title IX: 

(a) You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
(b) You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
(c) You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
(d) You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
(e) You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:

(1) Equipment and supplies.
(2) Scheduling of games and practices.
(3) Transportation and daily allowances.
(4) Access to tutoring.
(5) Coaching.
(6) Locker rooms.
(7) Practice and competitive facilities.
(8) Medical and training facilities and services.
(9) Publicity.
(f) You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.
(g) You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.
(h) You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office of Civil Rights or the State Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.
(i) You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
(j) You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.

 

For more information on Title IX, please visit the Office of Civil Rights. The OCR Complaint form can be found here.
Steve Burrell
Director of Human Resources
Title IX Coordinator*
burrells@unionsd.org