Alta Loma School DistrictTitle IX Notification(Education Code section 221.61)
The District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. The prohibition against discrimination on the basis of sex is required by federal law (20 USC 1681-1688; 34 CFR Part 106) and extends to employment. The District also prohibits retaliation against any student for filing a complaint or exercising any right granted under Title IX.
Title IX requires a school district to take immediate and appropriate action to address any potential Title IX violation that are brought to its attention. Any inquires about the application of Title IX, this notice, and who is protected by Title IX may be referred to the District's Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education or both.
The District has designated and authorized the following employee as the District's Title IX Coordinator to address concerns or inquiries regarding discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.What is Title IX?
Title IX is a federal law that was passed in 1972 to ensure that male and female students and employees in the educational settings are treated equally and fairly. It protects against discrimination based on sex including sexual harassment, as well as protects transgender students and students who do not conform to sex stereotypes. State law also prohibits discrimination based on gender, gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation (California Department of Education, 2017). “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.” (California Department of Education, 2017).
Alta Loma School District's Title IX CoordinatorAssistant Superintendent of Human Resources9390 Baseline RoadAlta Loma, CA 91701909-484-5151Any individual may report sex discrimination, including sexual harassment, to the Title IX Coordinator or any other school employee at any time, including during non-business hours, by mail, phone, or email. During District business hours, reports may also be made in person. Upon receiving an allegation of sexual harassment, the Title IX Coordinator will promptly notify the parties, in writing, of the applicable District complaint procedure.Title IX Rights in California (Education Code section 221.8)
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681 et seq.), California Education Code Section 221.6:
(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
- You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and to be free from discrimination based on your sex.
- You have the right to an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
- You have the right to ask the athletic director of your school about the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
- You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
- You have the right to equitable treatment and benefits in:
The School's ResponsibilitiesTitle 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 participating in any complaint under Title IX.For more information regarding student rights and schools' responsibility under Title IX, please visit:How to File a Title IX ComplaintIndividuals 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). If a crime is involved, such as sexual assault, individuals may also file a report with the local police department. A person may purue one or all of these avenues at the same time. Below is a summary of each process.District ComplaintTitle IX complaints may be filed using the District's Uniform Complaint Procedure,Time Requirement:A complaint with the District must be filed within six months of the discrimination occurring or your awareness of the discrimination (5 CCR 4630(b)).If you have any questions about this time limit, or if you believe your complaint may be outside this time requirement but want to explore other options, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.Investigation Procedure:Upon receipt of any complaint related to a potential Title IX violation, the District will ensure every allegation is investigated promptly, adequately and impartially. The District will also take steps to protect all complainants from retaliation and ensure all parties are treated fairly throughout the District's investigation process. As part of its Title IX obligations, the District also takes steps to prevent recurrence of any sexual violence and remedy discriminatory effects on the complainant and others, as appropriate. The District's procedure for investigating a Title IX complaint can be found at Board Policy 1312.3.To view an electronic copy of the District's policies and administrative regulations on sexual harassment, including the grievance process that compiles with 34 CFR 106.45, please see BP/AR 5145.7 - Sexual Harassment and AR 5145.71 - Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures.Please contact the Title IX Coordinator if you have any questions.OCR ComplaintFor information regarding filing a complaint with OCR, please see https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.htmlOCR provides an online complaint filing system, please see https://ocrcas.ed.gov/OCR can also be contacted through the California regional office at:Office for Civil RightsU.S. Department of Education50 United Nations PlazaMail Box 1200, Room 1545San Francisco, CA 94102Telephone: 415-486-5555Email: email@example.comTime Requirement:OCR requires that the complaint be filed within 180 calendar days of the discrimination. Please contact OCR, or visit the websites above, if you have any questions or concerns about this time requirement.Investigation Procedure:For information regarding OCR's investigation process, please seePolice ReportTo file a police report, please contact local law enforcement at:Rancho Cucamonga Police Department10510 Civic Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730Phone (909) 477-2800Title IX Training Materials
- You have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions about gender equity laws.
- You have the right to contact the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) for information on gender equity laws.
- You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or CDE if you believe you have been discriminated against or received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.
- You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
- You have the right to be protected from retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.