KINGS CANYON UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT
Title IX Notification
(Education Code section 221.61)
KCUSD Title IX Coordinator
Roberto Gutierrez, Deputy Superintendent/Personnel
Kings Canyon Unified School District
1801 10th Street
Summary of Student Rights (Education Code section 221.8)
The California Office of Equal Opportunity at http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/eo/genequitytitleix.asp.
The United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/title-ix-rights-201104.html.
The School’s Responsibilities
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in programs and activities of federally funded institutions. School district programs and activities must be operated free from discrimination. Key areas addressed by Title IX include: athletics; sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual violence; pregnant and parenting students; off-campus activities; recruitment and admission; and employment. Schools must protect against discrimination in these areas. Schools must also prohibit retaliation against any person for opposing an unlawful practice or policy, or filing, testifying about, or participating in any complaint under Title IX.
For more information about schools’ responsibilities under Title IX, please visit:
The California Office of Equal Opportunity at http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/eo/titleixnotification.asp.
The United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/tix_dis.html.
How to File a Title IX Complaint
Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against in violation of Title IX may file a complaint with the District or the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). If a crime is involved, such as sexual assault, individuals may also file a report with the local police department. A person may pursue one or all of these avenues at the same time. Below is a summary of each process.
Title IX complaints may be filed using the District’s uniform complaint procedure, Board Policy 1312.3.
A complaint with the District must be filed within six months of the discrimination occurring or of your awareness of the discrimination (5 CCR 4630(b)).
If you have any questions about this time limit, or if you believe your complaint may be outside this time requirement but want to explore other options, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.
Upon receipt of any complaint related to a potential Title IX violation, the District will ensure every allegation is investigated promptly, adequately and impartially. The District will also take steps to protect all complainants from retaliation and ensure all parties are treated fairly throughout the District’s investigation process. As part of its Title IX obligations, the District also takes steps to prevent recurrence of any sexual violence and remedy discriminatory effects on the complainant and others, as appropriate. The District’s procedure for investigating a Title IX complaint can be found at Board Policy 1312.3.
Please contact the Title IX Coordinator if you have any questions.
For information regarding filing a complaint with OCR, please see https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html.
OCR provides an online complaint filing system at https://ocrcas.ed.gov/.
OCR can also be contacted through the California regional office at:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 United Nations Plaza
Mail Box 1200, Room 1545
San Francisco, CA 94102
OCR requires that the complaint be filed within 180 calendar days of the discrimination. Please contact OCR, or visit the websites above, if you have any questions or concerns about this time requirement.
For information regarding OCR’s investigation process, please see https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaints-how.html.
To file a police report, please contact local law enforcement at:
Reedley Police Department
843 G Street
Reedley CA 93654
Telephone: (559) 637-4250
Fresno County Sheriff’s Department
2200 Fresno Street
Fresno CA 93721
Telephone: (559) 600-8400