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Title IX Information

Title IX Rights and Protections

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Title IX Rights and Protections
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What is Title IX? 
The U.S. Department of Education’s (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states that: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. 
 
Scope of Title IX 
Title IX applies to institutions that receive federal financial assistance from ED, including state and local educational agencies. These agencies include approximately 16,500 local school districts, 7,000 postsecondary institutions, as well as charter schools, for-profit schools, libraries, and museums. Also included are vocational rehabilitation agencies and education agencies of 50 states, the District of Columbia, and territories and possessions of the United States. Educational programs and activities that receive ED funds must operate in a nondiscriminatory manner. Some key issue areas in which recipients have Title IX obligations are: recruitment, admissions, and counseling; financial assistance; athletics; sex-based harassment; treatment of pregnant and parenting students; discipline; single-sex education; and employment. Also, a recipient may not retaliate against any person for opposing an unlawful educational practice or policy, or made charges, testified or participated in any complaint action under Title IX.  
 
Title IX Rights in California 
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681 et seq.), California Education Code Section 221.6: 
(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. 
 
District Title IX Coordinators Contact Information

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District Title IX Coordinators Contact Information
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For matters involving staff:
Kevin Lee
Assistant Superintendent Human Resources
909-971-8200, ext. 5400
 
For matters involding students:
Mark Rodgers
Senior Director, Student Services
909-971-8200, ext. 5320