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TITLE IX PROHIBITS SEX DISCRIMINATION
Federal Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), implemented at 34 C.F.R. § 106.31, subd. (a), provides that no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity operated by a recipient which receives federal financial assistance. Relevant here, Title IX requires Grizzly Challenge Charter School (GCCS) to take immediate and appropriate action to investigate when it knows or reasonably should know of a possible Title IX violation.
TITLE IX COORDINATOR
Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the U.S. Department of Education’s implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106, the GCCS Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for coordinating the school’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in all the operations of GCCS, as well as retaliation for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by Title IX.
Sexual misconduct against students, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, and sexual exploitation, can be a form of sex discrimination under Title IX. The Title IX coordinator oversees GCCS response to reports and complaints that involve possible sex discrimination to monitor outcomes, identify and address any patterns, and assess effects on the campus climate, so that GCCS can address issues that affect the wider school community.
A student should contact the Title IX Coordinator in order to:
- seek information or training about students’ rights and courses of action available to resolve reports or complaints that involve potential sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct,
- file a complaint or make a report of sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct,
- notify GCCS of an incident or policy or procedure that may raise potential Title IX concerns,
- get information about available resources (including confidential resources) and support services relating to sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct, and
- ask questions about the school’s policies and procedures related to sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct.
FILING A TITLE IX COMPLAINT
If you feel you were discriminated against in violation of Title IX, please contact the following Title IX Coordinator. It is the coordinator’s primary responsibility to ensure the Charter School complies with the requirements of Title IX.
3350 Education Drive
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405
Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against in violation of Title IX may file a complaint with GCCS or the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). If a crime is involved, such as sexual assault, individuals may also file a report with the local police department. A person may pursue one or all of these avenues at the same time.
Title IX complaints may be filed using GCCS’s uniform complaint procedure: Uniform Complaint Form
You may also file a complaint of discrimination with the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”): OCR Complaint Form
STUDENT RIGHTS PURSUANT TO EDUCATION CODE SECTION 221.8
Education Code section 221.8 provides as follows:
The following list of rights, which are based on the relevant provisions of the federal regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681 et seq.), may be used by the department for purposes of Section 221.6:
- You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
- You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
- You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
- You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
- You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:
- Equipment and supplies.
- Scheduling of games and practices.
- Transportation and daily allowances.
- Access to tutoring.
- Locker rooms.
- Practice and competitive facilities.
- Medical and training facilities and services.
- You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.
- You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.
- 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.
- You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
- You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.
- United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
- United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Complaint Form
- California Department of Education’s Office for Equal Opportunity