Title IX Non Discrimination Policy

Title IX – New Requirements:

While Title IX is not new and has been around since 1972, in 2020, the process and requirements for all schools changed – for all schools receiving any federal funds.

Title IX mandates: “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.”

  • Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment, failure to provide equal athletic opportunity, sex-based discrimination in a school’s courses and programs, and discrimination based on pregnancy.
  • Particularly changes the process for how sexual harassment claims are handled.
  • Updated Title IX grievance procedures are now part of CDE’s review for schools selected for Federal Program Monitoring FPM.

What Does Title IX Now Require?

  • Schools must adopt grievance procedures for addressing formal complaints of sexual harassment.
  • Any time a school has actual knowledge of sexual harassment in the school’s education programs or activities (whether employees and/or students), the school has an obligation to respond promptly – “Actual knowledge” means notice to any school employee.
  • The school’s Title IX Team must receive training on the grievance procedures – Team means at least 3 people; Coordinator, Investigator, Decision-Maker, and Appeals Officer.
  • Schools must post training materials and a Title IX statement to their website.
  • Any complaints alleging unlawful discrimination or harassment on the basis of sex may also be eligible to be investigated under school’s Uniform Complaint Procedures’ UCP or other process, but UCP does not supplant Title IX.
  • Only formal complaints alleging sexual harassment as defined under Title IX may be investigated under school’s Title IX grievance procedures.

Complaints alleging noncompliance with Title IX can be filed by utilizing the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) as identified in California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Sections 4600 et. Seq. and BRIDGES Title IX Policy and should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator.

Title IX Coordinator:

Cindy McCarthy

1335 Calle Bouganvilla

Thousand Oaks CA. 91360



Title IX information and Anti-discrimination Resources:

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

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