Title IX: Prohibiting Sex-Based Discrimination
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities, including athletic programs. 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 educational program or activity operated by Rincon Valley Union School District. Title IX protects all participants in Rincon Valley Union School District's educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees, and job applicants. Rincon Valley Union School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment and sexual violence.
In addition to Title IX, the California Education Code prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools. (California Education Code §§ 220-221.1.) Other state and federal laws also prohibit discrimination and ensure equality in education. Please refer to an overview of all Rincon Valley Union School District's nondiscrimination policies and the following specific policies and procedures regarding sexual harassment:
- sexual harassment of employees - superintendent policy
- sexual harassment of students - superintendent policy
- operating procedure 4119.11.01/4129.01/4319.01(a)
Information provided here applies to every Rincon Valley Union School District school sites and all Rincon Valley Union School District programs and activities.