Title IX Notification

 

MOUNTAIN VIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT

TITLE IX NOTIFICATION

(Education Code Section 221.61)

 

 

Mountain View School District’s Title IX Coordinator:

Jeremy Currier, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel and Administrative Services

(Coordinator for District Employees)

jeremy_currier@mtnview.k12.ca.us       

Jan VanDyke, Director of Student Services

(Coordinator for Students)

jan_vandyke@mtnview.k12.ca.us

 

Mountain View School District

2585 S. Archibald Ave.

Ontario, CA 92336

(909) 947-2205

 

Summary of Student Rights (Education Code Section 221.8)

  1. You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and to be free from discrimination based on your sex.
  2. You have the right to an equitable opportunity to participated in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
  3. You have the right to ask the athletic director of your school about the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
  4. You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
  5. You have the right to equitable treatment and benefits in:
    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 access to a gender equity coordinator (school counselor) to answer questions about gender equity laws.
  7. You have the right to contact the California Department of Education (CDE) and the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) for information on gender equity laws.
  8. You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office of Civil Rights (OCR) or CDE if you believe you have been discriminated against or 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 from retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.

 

For more information regarding student rights under Title IX, please visit:

The United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/title-ix-rights-201104.pdf

 

The School’s Responsibilities

Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in programs and activities of federally funded institutions. School district programs and activities must be operated free from discrimination. Key areas addressed by Title IX include: athletics; sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual violence; pregnant and parenting students; off-campus activities; recruitment and admission; and employment. Schools must protect against discrimination in these areas. Schools must also prohibit retaliation against any person for opposing an unlawful practice or policy, or filing, testifying about, or participating in any complaint under Title IX.

 

For more information about schools’ responsibilities under Title IX, Please visit:

The California Office of Equal Opportunity

http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/eo/titleixnotification.asp

The United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights

https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/tix_dis.html

 

How to File a Title IX Complaint

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against in violation of Title IX may file a complaint with the District or the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).  If a crime is involved, such as sexual assault, individuals may also file a report with the local police department. A person may pursue one or all of these avenues at the same time.  Below is a summary of each process.

  • District Complaint:
    1. Title IX complaints may be filed using the District’s Uniform Complaint Procedure – Board Policy BP 1312.3.
    2. Time Requirement:  A complaint with the District must be filed within six months of the discrimination occurring or your awareness of the discrimination (5 OCR 4630 (b)). If you have questions about this time limit, or if you believe your complaint may be outside this time requirement but want to explore other options, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.
    3. Investigation Procedure:  Upon receipt of any complaint related to potential Title IX violation, the District will ensure every allegation is investigated promptly, adequately and impartially.  The District will also take steps to protect all complainants from retaliation and ensure all parties are treated fairly throughout the District’s investigation process.  As part of its Title IX obligations, the District also takes steps to prevent recurrence of any sexual violence and remedy discriminatory effects on the complainant and others, as appropriate.  The District’s procedure for investigating a Title IX complaint can be found in Board Policy BP 1312.3.  Please contact the Title IX Coordinator if you have any questions.

 

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

Email: ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov

 

Time Requirement:

OCR requires that the complaint be filed within 180 calendar days of the discrimination.Please contact OCR, or visit the websites above, if you have any questions or concerns about this time requirement.

 

Investigation Procedure:

For information regarding OCR’s investigation process, please see https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaints-how.html

 

  • Police Report:

To file a police report, please contact local law enforcement at:

Ontario Police Department

2500 S. Archibald Avenue

Ontario, CA 91761

Telephone: 909-395-2001