Sexual Harassment and Gender-Based Discrimination
Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs, events, and activities. California law also protects students and employees from unlawful discrimination on the basis of sex. Title IX applies to SCUSD students and employees - male, female, and transgender - and provides protections for students and employees who are sexually harassed, discriminated against and/or bullied based on their gender.
Student Rights Pursant to Title IX
Consistent with federal and State law requirements, students have the following list of rights under Title IX:
- 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. Please visit the U.S. Department of Education for information on how to file such a complaint.
- 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.
Cal. Educ. Code §221.6 and 221.8