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Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs or activities in any school receiving federal funds. All educational programs and activities must operate free from discrimination and 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. Education institutions must protect against discrimination in these areas and prevent retaliation against any person for participating in any complaint action under Title IX. All students have equal opportunity to participate in any program or activity offered by their school, and cannot be discriminated against based on their race, nationality, gender, religion, or immigration status, among other characteristics.

Learn more about Title IX and Sex Discrimination enforced by the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at U.S. Department of Education and Gender Equity/Title IX and Equal Opportunity & Access enforced by the California Department of Education. 

Title IX Resources

For Title IX, discrimination or equity complaints involving students:

Director of Student Services/Student Title IX Coordinator
Darbi O’Connell
855 Lenzen Avenue, San José, CA 95126
408-535-6080
uniformcomplaint@sjusd.org

For Title IX, discrimination or equity complaints involving staff:

Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services
J. Dominic Bejarano
855 Lenzen Avenue, San José, CA 95126
408-535-6139
jbejarano@sjusd.org