Title IX & Student Anti-Bullying
Every student is entitled to a safe school environment free from discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation and bullying.
The District’s Policies regarding discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation and bullying can be accessed on this website. Copies are also available in the school office.
- The District prohibits bullying. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation and bullying based on the actual or perceived characteristics set forth in Penal Code section 422.55 and Education Code section 220, actual or perceived ancestry, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Bullying is defined in Education Code section 48900(r).
- School personnel must immediately intervene if they witness an act of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation or bullying, provided it is safe to do so. Personnel must report the act to their school principal within 24 hours.
- School personnel that receive a report of alleged discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation or bullying, must notify their school principal within 24 hours.
- Parents or students should notify the principal immediately of acts of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation or bullying.
- You may make an anonymous complaint by contacting the principal. If there is sufficient corroborating information, the principal will commence an investigation.
- Complaints will be considered confidential. However, it may be necessary to disclose certain information in order to effectively investigate.
- Students who violate the District’s policies on discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation and bullying may be subject to discipline, including other means of correction, suspension and expulsion.
- The District prohibits retaliation against individuals who make complaints or provide information related to such complaints.
- Concerns regarding discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation or bullying may also be reported to the District’s Director of Pupil Services, Leslie Coghlan at 714-517-7526 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complaints regarding employee conduct may be directed to the Human Resources Department:
You may access information regarding Title IX, including the rights of students, at the following link: Title IX Information
The district designates the individual identified below as the employee responsible for coordinating the district’s efforts to comply with applicable state and federal civil rights laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and to answer inquiries regarding the district’s nondiscrimination policies. The individual shall also serve as the compliance officer specified in AR 1312.3 – Uniform Complaint Procedures as the responsible employee to handle complaints alleging unlawful discrimination targeting a student, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying, based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or any other legally protected status or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The coordinator/compliance officer may be contacted at:
Director Pupil Services
Uniform Complaint Procedures (AR 1312.3)
- A complaint concerning unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying shall be initiated no later than six months from the date when the alleged action occurred, or six months from the date when the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged action. However, upon written request by the complainant, the Superintendent or designee may extend the filing period for up to 90 calendar days. (5 CCR 4630)
- Within 10 calendar days of receiving the complaint, the compliance officer shall provide the complainant and/or his/her representative an opportunity to present the complaint and any evidence, or information leading to evidence, to support the allegations in the complaint.
- Within 30 calendar days of receiving the complaint, the compliance officer shall prepare and send to the complainant a written report of the district’s investigation and decision
- If the complainant is dissatisfied with the compliance officer’s decision, he/she may, within five business days, file his/her complaint in writing with the Board.
- The Board may consider the matter at its next regular Board meeting or at a special Board meeting convened in order to meet the 60-day time limit within which the complaint must be answered. The Board may decide not to hear the complaint, in which case the compliance officer’s decision shall be final.
- The Complainant has a right to appeal the district’s decision within 15 calendar days to the California Department of Education.