About Title IX
Title IX Overview
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities, including athletic programs. 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 educational program or activity operated by Baker Valley Unified School District ("BVUSD"). In addition to Title IX, the California Education Code prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools. (California Education Code §§ 220-221.1.) Other state and federal laws also prohibit discrimination and ensure equality in education.
Who is Protected by Title IX?
Title IX protects all participants in BVUSD educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees, volunteers, and job applicants.
What Does It Mean to be Protected from Sexueal Discrimination?
Each student and employee has a right to learn and work in an environment that is free from unlawful discrimination. No BVUSD student or employee shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity or expression. Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment and sexual violence.
Title IX Policies
The District has a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. If the District knows or reasonably should know about sex discrimination, it must take action to eliminate the sex discrimination, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. Title IX requires that every school district or institution have a Title IX Coordinator to whom concerns or complaints regarding sex discrimination can be made.