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Title IX

Title IX - Definition

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 gender stereotypes. State law also prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that:

"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."

Title IX requires that each school district have at least one person designated as the Title IX Coordinator.

Title IX - Rights and Responsibilities

The rights of a pupil and the public and the responsibilities of the public school, private school, school district, county office of education, or charter school under Title IX, which shall include, but shall not be limited to

Title IX - Uniform Complain Procedure

Please utilize the current Uniform Complaint process according to Wasco Union Elementary School District's Board Policy 1312.3 and accompanying Administrative Regulation 1312.3 English / Español for all discrimination complaints, including Title IX concerns. The District is in the process of revising these in accordance with the 2020 changes.

How to File a Complaint:

  1. Utilize the Uniform Complaint Procedures:  English Español 
  2. Complete the Uniform Complaint Form: English | Español
  3. Send or deliver to the office of Brad Maberry
Title IX - Filing a Title IX Complaint

We will provide an opportunity for complainants and/or representatives to present evidence or information.

Refusal by the complainant to provide the investigator with documents or other evidence related to the allegations in the complaint, or to otherwise fail or refuse to cooperate in the investigation or engage in any other obstruction of the investigation, may result in the dismissal of the complaint because of a lack of evidence to support the allegations.

[Enter name of your LEA] to provide the investigator with access to records and/or other information related to the allegation in the complaint, or to otherwise fail or refuse to cooperate in the investigation or engage in any other obstruction of the investigation, may result in a finding based on evidence collected that a violation has occurred and may result in the imposition of a remedy in favor of the complainant.

 

The complaint will be investigated and a written report with a Decision will be issued to the complainant by us within 60 days from the date of the receipt of the complaint unless the complainant agrees in writing to an extension of time.

This report will contain the following elements:

  1. The findings of fact based on the evidence gathered.
  2. Disposition of the complaint.
  3. The rationale for such a disposition.
  4. Corrective actions, if any are warranted.
  5. Notice of the complainant’s right to appeal our Decision to the CDE.
  6. Procedures to be followed for initiating an appeal to CDE.
Title IX - Statue of Limitations

A complaint alleging unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, or retaliation for making or participating in a complaint under this policy, must be filed not later than six months from the date of the alleged unlawful act(s), or six months from the date the complainant first obtains knowledge of the facts of the alleged unlawful act(s). The filing time may be extended for up to 90 days by the Superintendent or designee for good cause on written request by the complainant setting forth the reasons for the extension.

Title IX - Investigative Process

The staff member, position, or unit responsible to receive and investigate UCP complaints and ensure our compliance in our agency is knowledgeable about the laws and programs assigned to investigate.

The Wasco Union School District will investigate all allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying against any protected group as identified in EC Section 200 and 220 and Government Code(GC) Section section 11135, including any actual or perceived characteristics as set forth in Penal Code Section 422.55 or on the basis or a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in any program or activity we conduct, which is funded directly by, or that receives or benefits from any state financial assistance.

Unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying complaints shall be filed no later than six months from the date the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying occurred, or six months from the date the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying.

All complainants are protected from retaliation.

We advise complainants of the right to pursue civil law remedies under state or federal discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying laws

Title IX Coordinator

Brad Maberry                                        Assistant Superintendent
Title IX Coordinator                                       

1102 5th St. Wasco, CA 93280                      661-758-7100                brmaberry@wuesd.org