Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in programs and activities of federally funded institutions.  School district programs and activities must be operated free from discrimination. Key areas addressed by Title IX include:  athletics, sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual violence; pregnant and parenting students; off-campus activities; recruitment and admission; and employment.  Schools must protect against discrimination in these areas.  Schools must also prohibit retaliation against any person for opposing an unlawful practice or policy, or filing, testifying about, or participation in any complaint under Title IX.



    • Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against, in violation of Title IX, may file a complaint with the District or the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).  Title IX complaints may be filed using the District’s Uniform Complaint Procedures found within the following policy:

      Board Policy 1312.3 – Uniform Complaint Procedures

      Time Requirement

      The complaint must be initiated no later than six months from the date when the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying occurred, or six months from the date when the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts.  The Superintendent or designee, at the complainant’s written request, may extend the filing period for up to 90 days.

      Investigation Procedure

      Upon receipt of a complaint related to a potential Title IX violation, the District will ensure every allegation is investigated promptly, adequately, and impartially.  The District will take steps to protect complainants from retaliation and ensure all parties are treated fairly throughout the District’s investigation process.  The District’s procedure for investigating a Title IX complaint can be found at:

      Administrative Regulation 1312.3 – Uniform Complaint Procedures

      Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Complaint

      For information regarding filing a complaint with OCR, please visit the following links:

      OCR provides an online complaint filing system at https://ocrcas.ed.gov/

      OCR can also be contacted through the California regional office at:

      Office for Civil Rights
                        U.S. Department of Education
                        50 United Nations Plaza
                        Mail Box 1200, Room 1545
                        San Francisco, CA  94102
                        Telephone:  (415) 486-5555
                        Email:  ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov