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Title IX

Title IX Prohibits Sex Discrimination

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 Natomas Charter School (NCS) to take immediate and appropriate action to investigate when it knows or reasonably should know of a possible Title IX violation.

Title IX Coordinators

Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and the U.S. Department of Education’s implementing regulations at 34 C.F.R. Part 106, the NCS Title IX Coordinator has primary responsibility for coordinating the school’s efforts to comply with and carry out its responsibilities under Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in all the operations of NCS, as well as retaliation for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by Title IX. 

Sexual misconduct against students, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape, and sexual exploitation, can be a form of sex discrimination under Title IX. The Title IX coordinator oversees NCS response to reports and complaints that involve possible sex discrimination to monitor outcomes, identify and address any patterns, and assess effects on the campus climate, so that NCS can address issues that affect the wider school community.

A student should contact the Title IX Coordinator in order to:

  • seek information or training about students’ rights and courses of action available to resolve reports or complaints that involve potential sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct,
  • file a complaint or make a report of sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct,
  • notify NCS of an incident or policy or procedure that may raise potential Title IX concerns,
  • get information about available resources (including confidential resources) and support services relating to sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct, and
  • ask questions about the College’s policies and procedures related to sex discrimination, including sexual misconduct.

Filing a Title IX Complaint

In the event of a complaint regarding gender equity or sexual harassment, or discrimination, including harassment, intimidation and bullying because of actual or perceived disability, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, contact the following Title IX Coordinator:

Addie Ellis
Director of Student Services
(916) 928-5353
Email Contact
4600 Blackrock Drive
Sacramento, CA 95835

In the event that the incident, policy, or procedure about which the student seeks to file a report or complaint creates the appearance of a conflict of interest with one of the members of the Title IX compliance team, students may contact any other member of the team or notify:

Ting Sun
Executive Director
(916) 928-5353
Email Contact
4600 Blackrock Drive
Sacramento CA 95835

 

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. Sec. 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.
  6. You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.
     
  7. You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.
     
  8. 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.
     
  9. You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
     
  10. You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.

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