Title IX/Nondiscrimination

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Clovis Unified School District prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender identify, gender expression, immigration status, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Discrimination is also prohibited on other basis protected by federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. The above prohibition applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the District. See Board Policies No. 4030 – Nondiscrimination in Employment; 5145.3 – Non-Discrimination/Harassment; and 5145.7 – Sexual Harassment. For questions or complaints, contact: Equity Compliance Officer - Norm Anderson, Deputy Superintendent, 1450 Herndon Avenue, Clovis, CA  93611, (559) 327-9000, [email protected]; Title IX Coordinator - Shareen Crosby, Risk Manager, 1450 Herndon Avenue, Clovis, CA  93611, (559) 327-9000, [email protected]; Section 504 Coordinator - Wendy Karsevar, 1680 Herndon Avenue, Clovis, CA  93611, (559) 327-9400, [email protected]

Student Rights under Title IX

Federal Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), implemented at 34 C.F.R. § 106.31, subd. (a), provides that 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 academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity operated by a recipient which receives federal financial assistance. Relevant here, Title IX requires school districts to take immediate and appropriate action to investigate when it knows or reasonably should know of a possible Title IX violation.

Title IX Coordinator

Shareen Crosby is the Title IX Coordinator for the school and the District, and can be reached at the contact information below:
Phone: (559) 327-9124
Mail: 1450 Herndon Ave., Clovis, CA 93611


Filing a Title IX Complaint with the District

Anyone who believes they have experienced, witnessed, or received a report of Title IX Sexual Harassment is strongly encouraged to report the incident to the District’s Title IX Coordinator, District administrator, or any District employee with whom the person is comfortable.  

A formal complaint, with the complainant’s physical or digital signature, may be filed with the Title IX Coordinator in person, by mail, or by electronic mail. (34 CFR 106.30) In addition, the Title IX Coordinator or designee may sign a formal complaint in situations when a safety threat exists and in other situations as permitted under Title IX.

Title IX sexual harassment is conduct on the basis of sex in an education program or activity that satisfies one or more of the following: (34 CFR 106.30, 106.44)

  1. A District employee conditioning the provision of a District aid, benefit, or service on a person’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct.
  2. Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the District’s education program or activity.
  3. Sexual assault as defined in 20 U.S.C. § 1092(f)(6)(A)(v). Consent is as defined in California Penal Code section 261.6.
  4. Dating violence as defined in 34 U.S.C. § 12291(a)(10).
  5. Domestic violence as defined in 34 U.S.C. § 12291(a)(8).
  6. Stalking as defined in 34 U.S.C. § 12291(a)(30).

The District will process all formal complaints in accordance with Administrative Regulation No. 4119.12, 4219.12, 4319.12/5145.71 – Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures. The District may consolidate formal complaints against more than one respondent, or by more than one complainant, or by one party against another, where the allegations of Title IX sexual harassment arise out of the same facts or circumstances. The District will conduct an investigation and provide a written determination in accordance with the procedures set forth in Administrative Regulation No. 4119.12, 4219.12, 4319.12/5145.71. Any appeals from the written determination may be submitted based on the grounds and timeline stated in the Administrative Regulation.

Administrative Regulation No. 4119.12, 4219.12, 4319.12/5145.71 – Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures: AR 4119.12, 4219.12, 4319.12/5145.71.

Student Rights Pursuant to Education Code Section 221.8

Education Code section 221.8 provides as follows:

The following list of rights, which are based on the relevant provisions of the federal regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681 et seq.), may be used by the department for purposes of Section 221.6:

  1. You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
  2. You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
  3. You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
  4. You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
  5. You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:
    1. Equipment and supplies.
    2. Scheduling of games and practices.
    3. Transportation and daily allowances.
    4. Access to tutoring.
    5. Coaching
    6. Locker rooms.
    7. Practice and competitive facilities.
    8. Medical and training facilities and services.
    9. Publicity
  6. You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws
  7. You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.
  8. You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office of 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.
  9. You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
  10. You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.

 

Materials used to train Clovis Unified School District’s Title IX Coordinator, investigators, decisionmakers, appeal decisionmakers, and informal resolution facilitators
    Contact Information:
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