No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.
School districts are required to prominently post a definition of discrimination and harassment on the basis of sex and their policies and procedures for requiring reporting and addressing complaints of harassment and discrimination on the basis of sex. (EC Section 234.6) Harassment and other discrimination on the basis of sex include, but are not limited to, the following practices:
Exclusion, Discrimination, Harassment
On the basis of sex, exclusion of a person or persons from participation in, denial of the benefits of, or subjection to harassment or other discrimination in, any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other program or activity
On the basis of sex, provision of different amounts or types of student financial aid, limitation of eligibility for student financial aid, or the application of different criteria to applicants for student financial aid or for participation in the provision of student financial aid by others. Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to prohibit an educational institution from administering, or assisting in the administration of, scholarships, fellowships, or other forms of student financial aid, established pursuant to domestic or foreign wills, bequests, trusts, or similar legal instruments or by acts of a foreign government, which require that awards be made to members of a particular sex; provided, that the overall effect of the award of these sex-restricted scholarships, fellowships, and other forms of student financial aid does not discriminate on the basis of sex.
On the basis of sex, harassment or other discrimination among persons, including, but not limited to, students and non-students, or academic and nonacademic personnel, in employment and the conditions thereof, except as it relates to a bona fide occupational qualification.
On the basis of sex, the application of any rule concerning the actual or potential parental, family, or marital status of a person, or the exclusion of any person from any program or activity or employment because of pregnancy or related conditions.
Exclusion, Discrimination, Inequitable Access in Athletics
On the basis of sex, exclusion from participation in, or denial of equivalent opportunity in, athletic programs. For purposes of this subdivision, “equivalent” means equal or equal in effect.
An educational institution may be found to have effectively accommodated the interests and abilities in athletics of both sexes within the meaning of Section 4922 of Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations as that section exists on January 1, 2003, using any one of the following tests:
- Whether interscholastic level participation opportunities for male and female pupils are provided in numbers substantially proportionate to their respective enrollments.
- Where the members of one sex have been and are underrepresented among interscholastic athletes, whether the school district can show a history and continuing practice of program expansion that is demonstrably responsive to the developing interest and abilities of the members of that sex
- Where the members of one sex are underrepresented among interscholastic athletes, and the institution cannot show a history and continuing practice of program expansion as required in paragraph (2), whether the school district can demonstrate that the interest and abilities of the members of that sex have been fully and effectively accommodated by the present program.
If an educational institution must cut its athletic budget, the educational institution shall do so consistently with its legal obligation to comply with both state and federal gender equity laws.
It is the intent of the Legislature that the three-part test articulated in subdivision (d) be interpreted as it has been in the policies and regulations of the Office of Civil Rights in effect on January 1, 2003.
Competitive Athletics Data (for 2022-23 will be posted at the end of the school year)
For questions or complaints, contact Title IX Coordinator:
Rachel D’Ambroso, Assistant Superintendent of Human Relations,
1234 Arcadia Avenue Vista, CA 92084,
(760) 726-2170 ext 92202 | email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Narciso Iglesias, Executive Director of Student Support Services,
1234 Arcadia Avenue Vista, CA 92084
(760) 726-2170 ext 92180 | email: email@example.com
- Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures can be found in Administrative Regulation 5145.71 Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures (Students)
- The California Department of Education (CDE) provides additional information and resources related to gender equity and Title IX. To access these resources, please click HERE.
- For more information about the policies and procedures relating to Title IX Sexual Harassment, please click HERE.