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What is Title IX

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 SCOE. Title IX protects all participants in HUSD's educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees, and job applicants. HUSD 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 Board Policies (0410 – Nondiscrimination In District Programs And Activities, 1312.3 – Uniform Complaint Procedures, 5145.3 – Nondiscrimination/Harassment, and 5145.7 – Sexual Harassment) and Administrative Regulations (1312.3 – Uniform Complaint Procedures, 5145.3 – Nondiscrimination/Harassment, and 5145.7 – Sexual Harassment) for more information on the District’s anti-discrimination policies.

 

Title IX information provided here applies to every HUSD school site and all District programs and activities.