Title IX per SB 1375
What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.
Title IX Coordinator for KIPP Public Schools Northern California:
David Ling, Director of Human Resources for Employee Uniform Complaints
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jenny Tan, Chief of Schools for Student Uniform Complaints
Email Address: email@example.com
Phone: (510) 465-5477
Your Rights and Responsibilities Under Title IX
- You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against
based on your sex.
- You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic
extracurricular activities and athletics offered by the Charter School.
- You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
- You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the
- Equipment and supplies.
- Scheduling of games and practices.
- Transportation and daily allowances.
- Access to tutoring.
Practice and competitive facilities.
Medical and training facilities and services.
(e) You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions
regarding gender equity laws. The gender equity officer is the Title IX Coordinator. Please see
above for this Coordinator’s contact information.
- You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.
- You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States
Office for Civil Rights or the State Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex. See below for more information regarding how to file a complaint.
- You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
- You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint
- You can find out more information regarding your rights, Charter School’s responsibilities, and access information on gender equity laws from the following resources:
- California Interscholastic Federation
- California Department of Education, Office for Equal Opportunity
- California Department of Education, Gender Equity/Title IX
- United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights
- You can find a list of community-based organizations that provide support to youth, and their families, who have been subjected to school-based discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying at: https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/eo/
Definition of Discrimination and Harassment Based on Sex Under Ed. Code Section 230
Harassment and other discrimination on the basis of sex include, but are not limited to, the following practices:
- On the basis of sex, exclusion of a person or persons from participation in, denial of the benefits of, or subjection to harassment or other discrimination in, any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other program or activity.
- On the basis of sex, provision of different amounts or types of student financial aid, limitation of eligibility for student financial aid, or the application of different criteria to applicants for student financial aid or for participation in the provision of student financial aid by others.
- On the basis of sex, exclusion from participation in, or denial of equivalent opportunity in, athletic programs. “Equivalent” means equal or equal in effect.
- On the basis of sex, harassment or other discrimination among persons, including, but not limited to, students and nonstudents, or academic and nonacademic personnel, in employment and the conditions thereof, except as it relates to a bona fide occupational qualification.
- On the basis of sex, the application of any rule concerning the actual or potential parental, family, or marital status of a person, or the exclusion of any person from any program or activity or employment because of pregnancy or related conditions.
How to File a Complaint Under Title IX
- You can find more information regarding how to file a complaint as follows:
- The United States Office for Civil Rights websites:
- California Department of Education website:
- Charter School Uniform Complaint Procedures (“UCP”) or Title IX, Harassment, Intimidation, Discrimination, and Bullying Policy. Please see [See your school’s Parent Resources page] for a complete copy of these policies.
- The United States Office for Civil Rights websites:
- A complaint regarding discrimination or harassment based on sex must ordinarily be filed with the U.S. Office for Civil Rights within 180 days of the last act of discrimination. If your complaint involves matters that occurred longer than this and you are requesting a waiver, you will be asked to show good cause why you did not file your complaint within the 180-day period. If you have questions about your situation, you can contact the California branch of the Office for Civil Rights at the address listed below. A complaint filed with Charter School under our UCP alleging unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying must be initiated no later than six (6) months from the date when the alleged unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying occurred, or six (6) months from the date when the complainant first
obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying.
- The U.S. Office for Civil Rights has its own policies and procedures for investigating complaints. Please review the above link for more information about this process. A complaint filed with Charter School under our UCP or Title IX, Harassment, Intimidation, Discrimination, and Bullying Policy will be investigated in compliance with those policies.
- There are a variety of ways to file your complaint. You can use the U.S. Office for Civil Rights electronic complaint form filed directly through their website; or mail, email, or send by facsimile your own letter or a completed copy of the Office for Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint Form.
- The electronic complaint form is available at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html
- You can send a completed version of this form or your own letter via email, facsimile, or regular mail to the following addresses:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue SW
Washington, D.C. 20202
FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339
San Francisco Office
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 United Nations Plaza
Mail Box 1200, Room 1545
San Francisco, CA 94102
FAX: 415-486-5570; TDD: 800-877-8339
To file a UCP or complaint under our Title IX, Harassment, Intimidation, Discrimination, and Bullying Policy directly with Charter School, please follow procedures set forth in those policies.
Cyberbullying and Social Media
Cyberbullying includes the transmission of harassing communication, direct threats, or other harmful texts, sounds, videos, or images on the Internet, social media, or other technologies using a telephone, computer, or any wireless communication device. Cyberbullying also includes breaking into another person’s electronic account and assuming that person’s identity in order to damage that person’s reputation.
The Charter School has procedures governing identification, prevention, and consequences of cyberbullying, and how the Charter School educates and trains students and staff about these important issues. These procedures be found within the Title IX, Harassment, Discrimination, Intimidation, & Bullying Policy, available on the school website.
If you or someone you know is experiencing cyberbullying, please reach out to the Charter School Title IX Coordinator:
Chief of Schools
1000 Broadway, Suite 460
Oakland, CA 94607
The following are potential websites, peer-to-peer instant message services, image/video posting platforms, and comment forums where cyberbullying can, and do, occur. Please note this is not an exhaustive list.
- Amino: An app that lets users join online communities, chats, forums, and groups on a variety of topics based on their interests.
- Askfm: A social networking site that allows users to ask other people questions, often anonymously.
- Calculator%: A “vault” or secret app that appears harmless, but hides photos, videos, files, and browser history.
- Chatroulette: There are over 20 different chat roulette sites that allow users to instantly connect via webcam and video chat. Sites typically pair the users randomly and instantly.
- Discord: A voice-over-IP (VOIP) app that allows users to video chat with others, private message, and join, create, or participate in public and private chat rooms. This app is often used by players to chat with each other while playing video games.
- Facebook and Facebook Live: The most commonly used social media site that is accessible on many different media platforms.
- Facebook Messenger Kids: A messaging app and platform for children.
- Houseparty: A group video chat and social networking app that allows up to eight people to video chat at once in a “room.”
- Instagram: A photo and video sharing and networking site that connects users through other social networking sites (e.g., Facebook).
- Kik: Messaging app that allows users of all ages to contact others anonymously.
- Line: A messaging app that allows users to make free phone calls, leave voice messages, and text. Users can delete texts or chats from recipient’s phone using a timer.
- LiveMe: A tool to broadcast live-streaming videos and watch other users’ videos.
- MeetMe: A dating app that connects users to others based on geographic proximity.
- Omegle: An app that pairs users with strangers in anonymous one-on-one chat sessions.
- Reddit: A site that stores social news, rates and evaluates web content, and discussion threads.
- Roblox: An online game platform with free multiplayer games created by users. Roblox allows users to communicate with each other and join groups.
- Sarahah: An anonymous messaging app that allows users to send anonymous messages to people they may know.
- Snapchat: A photo messaging app that allows for sharing pictures and short videos that are intended to be erased shortly after delivery.
- Telegram: Messaging app that allows users to share photos, videos, and files; make calls, and delete texts or chats from recipient’s phone using a timer.
- TikTok: An app that allows users to create and share their own videos where they lip-synch, sing, dance, or just talk.
- Tumblr: A social networking site that allows posting of short blogs and media.
- Twitch: A live stream platform for gamers to watch live stream content, chat, and connect
- Twitter: A microblogging site that allows users to send, read, and reply to “tweets” or short messages.
- VSCO: A photography app to capture and edit photos.
- WeChat: An app that allows user to chat with friends, and to search for people nearby and around the globe.
- WhatsApp: A private messaging app that allows users to text, send photos, videos, and location information to their contacts.
- Whisper: An anonymous social media site that allows users to post and share photo and video messages.
- YouTube: A video sharing platform that allows users to post and share videos.
- YUBO (formerly YELLOW): An app referred to as the “Tinder for teens” that allows users to swipe right or left to accept or reject the profiles of other users.
- YouNow: Broadcast, Chat, and Watch Live Video: An app that lets teens broadcast themselves live. They can see and respond to live chat or view other broadcasters and chat with them.