Title IX/Harassment/Discrimination

Millville Elementary School District Nondiscrimination and Harassment Policy

Millville Elementary School District Sexual Harassment Policy

Title IX Coordinators

Millville Elementary School District's Title IX Coordinator:

Mindy DeSantis

Superintendent/Principal

Millville Elementary School

8570 Brookdale Road

Millville, CA 96062

530-547-4471

mrs.desantis@millvilleschool.net

California Department of Education’s Title IX Coordinator:

Sharon Felix-Campos, Director

Civil Rights, Title IX, ADA/504, MOA Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity

1430 N Street, Room 4206

Sacramento, CA 95814

916-445-9174 Telephone

916-324-9818 Facsimile

oeoinfo@cde.ca.gov

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Title IX

Title IX is a federal law that was passed in 1972 to ensure that male and female students and employees in educational settings are treated equally and fairly. It protects against discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment). In addition, Title IX protects transgender students and students who do not conform to gender stereotypes. State law also prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

Title IX requires that each school district have at least one person designated as the Title IX Coordinator.

From the regulations governing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

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(20 U.S.C. 1681, 1682):

Sexual Harassment

State and federal law protects students from all forms of sexual harassment (including sexual violence and sexual abuse). Any student, regardless of their gender, may potentially face sexual harassment which can interfere with a student’s academic performance, as well as their emotional and physical well-being. Preventing and remedying sexual harassment in schools is essential to ensuring a safe environment in which students can learn. Title IX coordinators are in the best position to prevent harassment and to lessen the harm to students if, despite their best efforts, acts of sexual harassment do occur.