Incoming 9th Grade Students MHUSD High School Course Registration Resources 2020-21
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. The Title IX regulation describes the conduct that violates Title IX. Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, and discrimination based on pregnancy. To enforce Title IX, the U.S. Department of Education maintains an Office for Civil Rights, with headquarters in Washington, DC and 12 offices across the United States.
Additionally, California Law, including Assembly Bill 1266 (CA Education Code 221.5(f)) and related non-discrimination provisions provide protections to students on the basis of gender identity. Assembly Bill 1266 specifically protects a student’s right to participate in sex-segregated school programs and activities and use facilities consistent with their gender identity.
District Title IX Coordinator:
Assistant Superintendent Human Resources
15600 Concord Circle
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
School Site Title IX Coordinators
|School Site||Title IX Coordinator||Address||Phone||Fax|
|Ann Sobrato High School||Joe Guniane|| 401 Burnett Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
|Britton Middle School||Nanette Donohue|| 80 West Central Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
|Live Oak High School||Tanya Callabrett|| 1505 East Main Avenue
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
|Martin Murphy Middle School||Jennifer Del Bono|| 141 Avendida Espana
San Jose, CA 95139
Title IX Rights and Responsibilities
Rights of a Pupil and the Public
Responsibilities of Schools and Districts
How to File a Complaint under Title IX
The Uniform Complaint Process is used to address complaints under Title IX. A description of the district’s complaint process, including the Uniform Complaint Process, can be found below. Included is the district’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Uniform Complaint Form. The Uniform Complaint Procedures details the investigation and response process and the main complaints.
MHUSD’s Board Policy addressing Uniform Complaint Procedures can be found HERE.
MHUSD’s Administrative Regulation addressing Uniform Complaint Procedures can be found HERE.
Statute of Limitations for Complaints
A complaint alleging unlawful discrimination (such as discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying) may be filed only by a person who alleges that he/she personally suffered the unlawful discrimination or by a person who believes that an individual or any specific class of individuals has been subjected to it. The complaint shall be initiated no later than six months from the date when the alleged unlawful discrimination occurred, or six 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.
MHUSD Administrative Regulation http://www.gamutonline.net/district/morganhill/DisplayPolicy/840021/
Per MHUSD Administrative Regulation 1312.3 governing Uniform Complaints, the compliance officer shall begin an investigation within 10 business days after receiving the complaint. The complainant and/or their representative shall be provided with the opportunity to present the information in the complaint and any evidence, or information leading to evidence, to support the allegations in the complaint. The compliance officer shall collect all materially relevant documents, available records, notes, or statements related to the complaint, including any additional evidence or information received from parties during the course of the investigation. At appropriate intervals, the compliance officer shall inform both parties of the status of the investigation. To investigate a complaint alleging retaliation or unlawful discrimination, the compliance officer shall interview the alleged victim(s), any alleged offenders, and other relevant witnesses privately, separately, and in a confidential manner. As necessary, additional staff or legal counsel may conduct or support the investigation.
Unless extended by written agreement with the complainant, a final decision shall be sent to the complainant within 60 calendar days of the district’s receipt of the complaint. Within 30 calendar days of receiving the complaint, the compliance officer shall prepare and sent to the complainant a written report. If the complainant is dissatisfied with the compliance officer’s decision, they may, within five business days, file their complaint in writing with the Board of Education. The Board may consider the matter at its next regular Board meeting or at a special Board meeting. The Board may decide not to hear the complaint, in which case the compliance officer’s decision shall be final. If the Board hears the complaint, the compliance officer shall send the Board’s decision to the complainant within 60 calendar days of the district’s initial receipt of the complaint or within the time period that has been specified in a written agreement with the complainant. Any complainant who is dissatisfied with the district’s final written decision may file an appeal in writing with the California Department of Education (CDE) within 15 calendar days of receiving the district’s decision.
Additionally, the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights maintains a complaint process and forms that can be accessed HERE. https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html
United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) Contact Information
U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Homepage https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg,
400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20202-1100
TDD: 800-877 8339
MHUSD Board Policy 5145.3 (Nondiscrimination/Harassment) http://www.gamutonline.net/district/morganhill/displayPolicy/797890/
MHUSD Administrative Regulation 5145.3 (Nondiscrimination/Harassment) http://www.gamutonline.net/district/morganhill/DisplayPolicy/797891/
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights. (2015). Title IX and Sex Discrimination.
CA Assembly Bill 1266 (CA EC 221.5): https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billCompareClient.xhtml?bill_id=201320140AB1266
CA Senate Bill 1375 (CA EC 221.61):
SPORTS EQUITY INFORMATION
All schools are federally mandated to show proof that they are in compliance with Title IX. Title IX is part of legislation included in the Education Amendments 1972. It requires that if schools receive federal funds, equal opportunity must be provided to girls and women to compete in sports. Below is information with regards to Title IX compliance for are schools with athletic programs