Title IX - Prohibiting Sex-Based Discrimination
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 SCOE. Title IX protects all participants in SCOE's educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees, and job applicants. SCOE does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment and sexual violence.
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. Please refer to an overview of all SCOE's non-discrimination policies and the following specific policies and procedures regarding sexual harassment.
The Solano County Office of Education's (SCOE) Title IX Coordinator oversees the compliance of Title IX requirements and promotes sex equity in SCOE programs.
- You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
- You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
- You have the right to have access to a sex/gender equity coordinator, referred to as the Title IX Coordinator, to answer questions regarding sex/gender equity laws.
- You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on sex/gender equity laws.
- You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the California 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.
- You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
- You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.
--(California Education Code § 221.8)
At this time the County Office does not provide the following items to athletics, but you have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following if any are provided by the County Office in the future:
- Equipment and supplies;
- Scheduling of games and practices;
- Transportation and daily allowances;
- Access to tutoring;
- Locker rooms;
- Practice and competitive facilities;
- Medical and training facilities and services; and
- Uniform Complaint Procedure Policy 1312.3
- Sexual Harassment Policy 4119.11
- Nondiscrimination - Harassment Policy 5145.3
- Nondiscrimination Programs and Activities Policy 0410
It is the policy of the Solano County Office of Education (SCOE) that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race, color, or ethnicity, immigration status, religion, sexual orientation, parental, family, or marital status, pregnancy status or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code, in any program or activity conducted by SCOE. SCOE will not tolerate behavior by students or staff, which insults, degrades, threatens, stereotypes or otherwise discriminates on the basis of marital status, pregnancy, political activities or affiliation and/or medical condition. As required by Title IX, SCOE, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs, employment, or other activities.
Title IX Coordinator
Solano County Office of Education
5100 Business Center Drive
Fairfield, CA 94534