Title IX is a federal law that was passed in 1972 to ensure that male and female students and employees in educational settings are treated equally and fairly. It protects against discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment). In addition, Title IX protects transgender students and students who do not conform to sex stereotypes. State law also prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
Title IX Coordinator – Grace Sanchez
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone # – 661 952 6017
STUDENT & EMPLOYEE TITLE IX RIGHTS
Under California Education Code section 221.8:
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.
(6) Locker rooms.
(7) Practice and competitive facilities.
(8) Medical and training facilities and services.
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.
FILING A COMPLAINT
If you feel you were discriminated against in violation of Title IX, please contact the Title IX Coordinator. It is the coordinator’s primary responsibility to ensure Desert Sands Charter High School complies with the requirements of Title IX.
You may also file a complaint of discrimination with the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”).
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights complaint form: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html
The OCR office for California is located at:
San Francisco Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 United Nations Plaza
Mail Box 1200, Room 1545
San Francisco, CA 94102
FAX: 415-486-5570; TDD: 800-877-8339
California Department of Education, Equal Opportunity & Access:
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Title IX Resource Guide (Apr. 2015).
NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION
Desert Sands Charter High School fully complies with Title IX. Desert Sands Charter High School does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities it operates. Desert Sands Charter High School does not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission to or employment in its education programs or activities. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the Title IX coordinator or to the OCR.