California Sex Equity in Education Act

  • SB 1375, Educational equity: sex equity in education: federal Title IX notifications.
     
    The Sex Equity in Education Act, states the policy of the state that elementary and secondary school classes and courses, including nonacademic and elective classes and courses, be conducted without regard to the sex of the pupil enrolled in these classes or courses. Existing federal law, known as Title IX, prohibits a person, on the basis of sex, from being excluded from participation in, being denied the benefits of, or being subject to discrimination under, any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
     
    This bill requires, on or before July 1, 2017, all public schools, private schools that receive federal funds and are subject to the requirements of Title IX, school districts, county offices of education, and charter schools to post in a prominent and conspicuous location on their Internet Web sites specified information relating to Title IX.
     
    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Title IX requires school districts to appoint a Title IX coordinator; notify all pupils, parents and guardians of pupils and school staff of their rights; and adopt and publish rules and procedures on how to receive, investigate and respond to a complaint. Under the St. Helena Unified School District Uniform Complaint Procedures posted at each school site and under the "Communities Complaints" section on the district website, the designated compliance officer is the same person for any Title IX complaints.
     
    Chris Heller, Assistant Superintendent 
    707-967-2708
     
    Additional information can be found at the following links for the CDE Office for Equal Opportunity and federal Office of Civil Rights: