How to File a Title IX Complaint

  • Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against, in violation of Title IX, may file a complaint with the District or the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).  Title IX complaints may be filed using the District’s Uniform Complaint Procedures found within the following policy:

    Board Policy 1312.3 Uniform Complaint Procedures

    Time Requirement

    The complaint must be initiated no later than six months from the date when the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying occurred, or six months from the date when the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts.  The Superintendent or designee, at the complainant’s written request, may extend the filing period for up to 90 days.

    Investigation Procedure

    Upon receipt of a complaint related to a potential Title IX violation, the District will ensure every allegation is investigated promptly, adequately, and impartially.  The District will take steps to protect complainants from retaliation and ensure all parties are treated fairly throughout the District’s investigation process.  The District’s procedure for investigating a Title IX complaint can be found at:

    Administrative Regulation 1312.3Uniform Complaint Procedures

    Office for Civil Rights (OCR) Complaint

    For information regarding filing a complaint with OCR, please visit the following links:

    OCR provides an online complaint filing system at https://ocrcas.ed.gov/

    OCR can also be contacted through the California regional office at:

    Office for Civil Rights
                      U.S. Department of Education
                      50 United Nations Plaza
                      Mail Box 1200, Room 1545
                      San Francisco, CA  94102
                      Telephone:  (415) 486-5555
                      Email:  ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov