About Title IX
Student Rights Under Title IX
Title IX Coordinator
Filing a Title IX Complaint with the District
The compliance officer may informally discuss with all the parties the possibility of using mediation within three days of his or her receipt of the complaint. All complaints shall be appropriately investigated in a timely manner. Within 10 business days after the compliance officer receives the complaint, the compliance officer 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 officer with any evidence, or information leading to evidence, to support the allegations in the complaint. The District shall issue a written decision based on the evidence within 60 calendar days from receipt of the complaint by the District.
Any complainant who is dissatisfied with the District’s final written decision may file an appeal in writing with the California Department of Education within 15 calendar days of receiving the District’s decision.
Complaints made by or on behalf of students may also be filed with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights within 180 calendar days of the date of the alleged discrimination unless the time for filing is extended by the Office of Civil Rights for good cause shown under certain circumstances.
Additional details about procedures for filing a complaint may be found in Administrative Regulations 5145.71 - Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures.
- United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
- United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Complaint Form
- United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Contact Information