Title IX

Title IX Coordinator(s):   Didi Peterson

                                                   605 Sylvan Avenue, Modesto, CA 95350
                                                   email: dpeterson@sylvan.k12.ca.us
                                                   phone: (209) 574-5000, ext. 2000
                                                                   

Title IX

The Sylvan Union School District is committed to providing educational programs, activities and practices that are free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying based on actual or perceived legally protected characteristics, or association with a person or group with one or more of such characteristics, including sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, and gender expression, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and California law. Please refer to Board Policy 0410 Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities for more information on the District’s anti-discrimination policies. Board Policy 0410: Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities. The Title IX information provided here applies to all applicants for admission and employment, students and parents or guardians of elementary and secondary school students, and employees, and to every school site and all District programs and activities.

Title IX is a federal law which prohibits discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment) in programs or activities that receive federal funding. Title IX requires all individuals in educational settings to be treated equally and fairly regardless of sex. Title IX protects transgender students and students whose gender expression differs from stereotypical expectations. California law also prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, and gender identity.
 
 
Notice of Title IX Sexual Harassment Policy
The district  issues the following notification to students at all grade levels and their parents/guardians: (34 CFR 106.8)
 
The district does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. The prohibition against discrimination on the basis of sex is required by federal law (20 USC 1681-1688; 34 CFR Part 106) and extends to admission and employment. The district also prohibits retaliation against any student for filing a complaint or exercising any right granted under Title IX.
 
Title IX requires a school district to take immediate and appropriate action to address any potential Title IX violations that are brought to its attention. Any inquiries about the application of Title IX, this notice, and who is protected by Title IX, may be referred to the district's Title IX Coordinator, to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education or both.
 
The district has designated and authorized the following employee as the district's Title IX Coordinator to address concerns or inquiries regarding discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking:
Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
605 Sylvan Ave.
Modesto, CA 95350
(209) 574-5000