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Title IX Information

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) enforces, among other statutes, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX 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."

Filing a Title IX Complaint with Corning Union Elementary School District

Student complaints shall be submitted in written form in accordance with Board Policy 5145.3 and 5145.7 and Administrative Regulation 1312.3 attached at the conclusion of this document. If the complainant is unable to prepare the complaint in writing, administrative stashall help him/her to do so. The COE provides a complaint form at the conclusion of this document.

Complaints must be filed within six months from the date when the alleged unlawful discrimination occurred, or from the date, the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying that is based on sex. The time for filing may be extended up to 90 days by the Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee, for good cause, upon written request by the complainant setting forth the reasons for the request for an extension of time to file a written complaint.

The compliance ocer may informally discuss with all the parties the possibility of using mediation within three business days after his or her receipt of the complaint. All complaints shall be appropriately investigated in a timely manner. Within 10 business days, after the compliance ocer receives the complaint, the compliance ocer shall begin an investigation into the complaint. The investigation shall include an opportunity for the complainant, or the complainant’s representative, or both, to present the compliance ocer with any evidence, or information leading to evidence, to support the allegations in the complaint. Unless extended by a written agreement with the complainant, the Corning Union Elementary School District shall issue a written decision based on the evidence within 60 calendar days from receipt of the complaint by the Corning Union Elementary School District.

Any complainant who is dissatisfied with the final written decision may file an appeal in writing with the California Department of Education within 15 calendar days of receiving the decision.

Complaints made by or on behalf of students may also be filed with the U.S. Department of Education, Oce of Civil Rights within 180 calendar days of the date of the alleged discrimination unless the time for filing is extended by the Oce of Civil Rights for good cause shown under certain circumstances.

Additional details about procedures for filing a complaint may be found within the content of Board Policies 5145.3 and 5145.7 and Administrative Regulation 1312.3.

Student Rights Pursuant to Education Code Section 221.8

Education Code section 221.8 provides as follows:

The following list of rights, which are based on the relevant provisions of the federal regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C § 1681 et seq.), may be used by the department for purposes of Section 221.6:

  1. You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
  2. You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
  3. You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
  4. You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
  5. You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:
  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
  1. You have the right to have access to the Title IX coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.
  2. You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.
  3. 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 based on your sex/gender.
  4. You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
  5. You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.

Title IX Coordinator

Merry Catron, Principal – Woodson Elementary School, is Title IX Coordinator for the Corning Union Elementary School District and can be reached by email at mcatron@cuesd.net or by phone at (530) 824-7720.

Student Rights Under Title IX

Federal Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), implemented at 34 C.F.R. § 106.31, subd. (a), provides that no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity operated by a recipient which receives federal financial assistance. Relevant here, Title IX requires school districts to take immediate and appropriate action to investigate when it knows or reasonably should know of a possible Title IX violation.

Title IX Resources

Title IX Participation Report

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