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Title IX

title IX - Definition

Title IX is a federal law passed in 1972 to ensure that male and female students and employees in educational settings are treated equally and fairly.  It protects against discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment).  In addition, Title IX protects transgender students and students who do not conform to gender stereotypes.  State law also prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.  The preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that:  

"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." 

Title IX requires that each school district designate a Title IX Coordinator. 

Title IX - Rights and Responsibilities 

The rights of a pupil and the public and the responsibilities of the public school, private school, school district, county office of education, or charter school under Title IX, which shall include, but shall not be limited to:  


Title IX - Filing A Title IX Complaint

The current Uniform Complaint process, Board Policy 1312.3, and accompanying Administrative Regulation is utilized for all discrimination complaints, including Title IX complaints.  The policies are currently being updated to reflect changes to the law effective in 2020.    The completed Complaint Form must be returned to the attention of Joe Farley, THS Athletic Director.  

Title IX - Statute of Limitations 

A complaint alleging unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, or retaliation for making or participating in a complaint under this policy must be filed not later than six months from the date the complainant first obtains knowledge of the facts of the alleged unlawful act(s).  The filing time may be extended for up to 90 days by the Superintendent or designee for good cause on written request by the complainant setting forth the reasons for the extension. 

Title IX - Investigative Process 

The compliance officer within ten (10) business days after receiving the complaint shall begin an investigation into the complaint.  Within one (1) business day of initiating the investigation, the compliance officer shall provide the complainant and/or the complainant's representative of the opportunity to present the information contained in the complaint to the compliance officer with any evidence, or information leading to evidence, to support the allegations in the complaint.  Such evidence or information may be presented at anytime during the investigation.  Please refer to the Administrative Regulation for further details on the investigation process.    

Title IX Coordinator

Joe Farley

Athletic Director 

Title IX Coordinator

(805) 434-5872


Training Materials for Title IX Coordinators, investigators, decision-makers, and any person who facilitates an informal resolution process.