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SB 1375 (Title IX)

Nondiscrimination Policy

PUC Community Charter Elementary School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, ancestry, mental and physical disability, medical condition, age, pregnancy, denial of medical and family care leave, or pregnancy disability leave (Government Code sections 12940,12945, 12945.2) and/or retaliation for protesting illegal discrimination related to one of these categories in any of its policies, procedures or practices, nor does it tolerate sexual harassment, in compliance with the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1991, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (pertaining to race, color, and national origin), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (pertaining to sex), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (pertaining to handicap) and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, (pertaining to age).

About Title IX

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 sex stereotypes. State law also prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

Title IX Coordinator: Adriana Abich (Regional Superintendent, Valley)
Address: PUC Schools, 1405 N. San Fernando Blvd., Suite 303, Burbank, CA 91504
Email Address: a.abich@pucschools.org
Phone: 818-559-7699

STUDENT & EMPLOYEE TITLE IX RIGHTS

Under California Education Code section 221.8:

a) You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.

b) You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.

c) You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.

d) You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.

e) 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.

f) You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.

g) You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.

h) 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.

i)You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.

j) You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.

FILING A COMPLAINT

If you feel you were discriminated against in violation of Title IX, please contact the Title IX Coordinator. It is the coordinator’s primary responsibility to ensure PUC Community Charter Elementary School complies with the requirements of Title IX.

You may also file a complaint of discrimination with the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”).

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights complaint form:  https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html

The OCR office for California is located at:

San Francisco Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 United Nations Plaza
Mail Box 1200, Room 1545
San Francisco, CA 94102

Telephone: 415-486-5555
FAX: 415-486-5570; TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov

California Department of Education, Equal Opportunity & Access:
http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/eo/index.asp

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Title IX Resource Guide (Apr. 2015).
https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/dcl-title-ix-coordinators-guide-201504.pdf