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Title IX

Title IX - Sex-Based Nondiscrimination
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Every student and employee of the Wheatland Union High School District has a right to learn and work in an environment free from discrimination.  No student or employee shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination based on actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expressions.
 
Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 is one of several state anti-discrimination laws in place to help ensure equity in education.  Title IX prohibits discrimination, harassment, exclusion, denial, limitation or separation based on sex or gender.  Title IX applies to both male and female students and staff members, in any educational institution receiving federal funding.  Some of the key issues covered by Title IX include recruitment, admissions, and counseling; financial assistance; athletics; sex-based harassment; pregnant and parenting students; discipline; single-sex education; employment; and retaliation.

Title IX Coordinator
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In the event of a complaint regarding gender equity or sexual harassment, or discrimination, including harassment, intimidation, and bullying because of actual or perceived disability, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, contact the following Title IX and Nondiscrimination Coordinator:
 
Nicole Newman, Superintendent
 
Wheatland Union High School District
1010 Wheatland Road
Wheatland, CA  95692
 
Phone: (530) 633-3100
 
Email:  nnewman@wheatlandhigh.org
 
 
Title IX training provided through Public School Works.
 
Course:
  • Title IX: Additional Information for Coordinators, Investigators and Decision-Makers
 

Student Rights under Title IX
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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 the Wheatland Union High School District (WUHSD) to take immediate and appropriate action to investigate when it knows or reasonably should know of a possible Title IX violation.

Complaint Process
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Complaints and/or concerns regarding sex discrimination should be reported, verbally or in writing, to the school site administorator or the District Title IX Coordinator within a reasonable amount of time from the alleged incident date.  Complainants have a right to a timely and informal resolution at the school site.  If the complainant is dissatisfied with the school site or district decision, the complainant may file a written Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) complaint, following the district's process for UCP (Link).  An appeal of the outcomes of a UCP complaint may be made to the California Department of Education - Office of Equal Opportunity.
 
Additional resources regarding sex based non-discrimination and Title IX can be found within the links below.