Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities, including athletic programs. 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 educational program or activity operated by NCOE. Title IX protects all participants in CJUSD’s educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees, and job applicants. CJUSD does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment and sexual violence.
In addition to Title IX, the California Education Code prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools. (California Education Code §§ 220-221.1.) Other state and federal laws also prohibit discrimination and ensure equality in education. Please refer to Board Policies (0410 – Nondiscrimination In District Programs And Activities, 1312.3 – Uniform Complaint Procedures, 5145.3 – Nondiscrimination/Harassment, and 5145.7 – Sexual Harassment) and Administrative Regulations (1312.3 – Uniform Complaint Procedures, 5145.3 – Nondiscrimination/Harassment, and 5145.7 – Sexual Harassment) for more information on the District’s anti-discrimination policies. Title IX information provided here applies to every CJUSD school site and all District programs and activities.
You have the following rights under Title IX, to the extent applicable at the District:
- 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 receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following related to athletics, if any are provided by the District:
o Equipment and supplies;
o Scheduling of games and practices;
o Transportation and daily allowances;
o Access to tutoring;
o Locker rooms;
o Practice and competitive facilities;
o Medical and training facilities and services; and
- You have the right to have access to a sex/gender equity coordinator, referred to as the Title IX Coordinator (find contact information below), to answer questions regarding sex/gender equity laws.
- You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on sex/gender equity laws.
- You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the California 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.
- 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. (California Education Code § 221.8.)
CJUSD has a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. If the District knows or reasonably should know about sex discrimination, it must take action to eliminate the sex discrimination, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. The District must resolve complaints of sex discrimination promptly and equitably. For more information, specific to anti-discrimination in CJUSD employment, please contact the Title IX Coordinator (listed below).
CJUSD Title IX Coordinator:
Michael DeFrancesco, Director of Educational Services and Human Resources
1520 Lake Street
Calistoga, CA 94515