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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 ยงยง 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.