Title IX

Title IX is a federal law, passed in 1972, to ensure that students and employees in educational settings are treated equally and fairly. It protects against discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment). In addition, Title IX protects transgender students and students who do not conform to gender stereotypes. State law also prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

The following rights are listed in Education Code §221.8. You have the right to:

(a) fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
(b) be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
(c) inquire of the athletic director as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
(d) apply for athletic scholarships.
(e) receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:

  1. Equipment and supplies.
  2. Scheduling of games and practices.
  3. Transportation and daily allowances.
  4. Access to tutoring.
  5. Coaching.
  6. Locker rooms.
  7. Practice and competitive facilities.
  8. Medical and training facilities and services.
  9. Publicity.

(f) have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.
(g) contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.
(h) file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office of Civil Rights or the State 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.
(i) pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
(j) be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.

The District’s Title IX Coordinator is the Superintendent, who may be reached at 1645 W. Mill Street, Anderson, CA  96007, or by phone at 530-378-7000 or by email at superintendent@cuesd.com.

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How to File a Complaint

Uniform Complaint Procedures will be adhered to for any Title IX complaint filed with the District. The statute of limitations in the state of California is two years. If your complaint involves matters that occurred longer ago than this and you are requesting a waiver, you will be asked to show good cause why you did not file your complaint according to the statute of limitations.
You may file a complaint with OCR by:

If you write your own letter, please include the information identified below.

If you write your own letter, please include the information identified below.

  • The complainant’s name, address and, if possible (although not required), a telephone number where the complainant may be reached during business hours;
  • Information about the person(s) or class of persons injured by the alleged discriminatory act(s) (names of the injured person(s) are not required);
  • The name and location (city and state) of the institution that committed the alleged discriminatory act(s); and
  • A description of the alleged discriminatory act(s) in sufficient detail to enable OCR to understand what occurred, when it occurred, and the basis for the alleged discrimination.

Call the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at 1-800-421-3481 to report any educational discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, etc., request information on civil rights compliance programs, procedures for filing discrimination complaints, or access to civil rights regulatory and policy documents. The local number in Washington, D.C. is 202-453-6100. Federal Relay Service. Email: ocr@ed.gov.

See the OCR Contact Us page to find the enforcement office serving your area.

For those without current email accounts, Internet access may be freely available from your local public library, and free email accounts are available from several large providers.