Summary of Student Rights (California Education Code § 221.8)
The following is a list of the rights of all students and the public included in Education Code 221.8:
(a) You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
(b) You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
(c) You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
(d) You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
(e) You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:
(1) Equipment and supplies.
(2) Scheduling of games and practices.
(3) Transportation and daily allowances.
(4) Access to tutoring
(6) Locker rooms.
(7) Practice and competitive facilities.
(8) Medical and training facilities and services.
(f) You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.
(g) You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.
(h) You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office of Civil Rights or the State Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.
(i) You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
(j) You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.
Anyone who believes they have experienced, witnessed or received a report of discrimination because of their sex (including sexual harassment) in violation of Title IX may file a complaint with the District and/or the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Consistent with federal and California law, the District has established the following procedures for addressing Title IX complaints.
Filing a Title IX Complaint with the District
Title IX complaints can be filed with the District by submitting the complaint to the District’s Title IX Coordinator.
District Title IX Coordinator:
San Ramon Valley Unified School District
699 Old Orchard Drive, Danville, CA 94526
Phone: (925) 552-2939
Federal law requires the District apply different procedures for Title IX sexual harassment complaints than the procedures applicable to Title IX discrimination complaints and employment discrimination complaints. Below is the information applicable to each type of complaint.
A. Title IX Complaints Alleging Sex Discrimination (excluding Sexual Harassment)
The District’s Uniform Complaint Procedures (“UCP”) will be used to address most complaints alleging unlawful discrimination (such as discriminatory harassment, intimidation or bullying), including sex discrimination. The District’s UCP are set forth in Board Policy (“BP”) BP 1312.3
and Administrative Regulation (“AR”) AR 1312.3
, Uniform Complaint Procedure.
The District’s UCP Complaint Form is available here
. Complaints may be filed with the Title IX Coordinator/UCP Compliance Officer in person, by mail, or by email. If someone is unable to put their complaint in writing due to conditions such as disability or illiteracy, District staff will assist them in filling a complaint.
UCP complaints alleging unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation or bullying, must be filed no later than six (6) months from the date when the alleged unlawful discrimination occurred, or six (6) months from the date when the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged unlawful discrimination. The time for filing may be extended for up to 90 days by the Superintendent or designee for good cause upon written request by the complainant setting forth the reasons for the extension.
B. Complaints Alleging Employment Discrimination (excluding Sexual Harassment)
The Board prohibits employment discrimination on the basis of sex. BP 4030, Nondiscrimination in Employment
. Reports alleging discrimination in employment on the basis of sex will be addressed in accordance withAR 4030 - Nondiscrimination in Employment
. These procedures apply complaints of employment discrimination by employees, job applicants, interns, volunteers, and other persons contracted to provide services to the District.
A written complaint may be filed with the Title IX Coordinator or Nondiscrimination Coordinator in person, by mail, or by email. The Complaint should contain the complainant’s name, the name of the individual who allegedly engaged in the conduct, a description of the conduct alleged, the date(s) and location(s) where the alleged conduct occurred, any witnesses who may have relevant information, any available evidence of the discrimination, and any other pertinent information which may assist in addressing the complaint.
A complainant may report a concern to their direct supervisor, another supervisor, the Title IX Coordinator, Nondiscrimination Coordinator, or the Superintendent.
C. Complaints Alleging Sexual Harassment (including Sexual Misconduct)
Anyone who believes they have experienced, witnessed or received a report of sexual harassment is strongly encouraged to report the incident to the District’s Title IX Coordinator, District administrator, or any District employee with whom the person is comfortable. District employees receiving a report of or witnessing sexual harassment are required to report it to the Title IX Coordinator.
Upon receiving a report of sexual harassment, the Title IX Coordinator will promptly contact the alleged victim(s) to discuss the availability of supportive measures, inform the them of their right to file a formal complaint and explain the process for filing a formal complaint.
A Formal Title IX Complaint Form is available here
. A formal complaint, with the complainant’s physical or digital signature, may be filed with the Title IX Coordinator in person, by mail, or by email. If someone is unable to put their complaint in writing due to conditions such as disability or illiteracy, District staff will assist them in filling a complaint.
Upon receipt of a report of sexual harassment, the Title IX Coordinator will promptly take appropriate steps to address the allegations consistent with the applicable procedures. The procedures applicable to Title IX sexual harassment complaints are set forth in AR 4119.12
and AR 5145.71
Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures. Reports of sexual harassment by non-employees, which are not covered by the definition of Title IX Sexual Harassment, will be addressed in accordance with AR 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures
and in accordance with AR 4030 - Nondiscrimination in Employment
for employees. The determination of whether the allegations meet the definition of Title IX Sexual Harassment under Title IX will be made by the District’s Title IX Coordinator.
The materials used to train the District’s Title IX Coordinator and Title IX Team are available HERE
To file a police report, please contact local law enforcement.