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TITLE IX INFORMATION

WHAT IS TITLE IX?

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq. is a federal law that protects students from sex-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities, including athletic programs.  No person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participating in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity operated by the school.  Title IX protects all participants in the school's educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees, and job applicants.  IvyTech 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. 

Title IX information provided here applies to every IvyTech Charter program and activity. This policy reaffirms the commitment of IvyTech Charter School to comply with Title IX. This policy covers all instances of sexual harassment and harassment. 

YOUR RIGHTS UNDER TITLE IX

​CA Education Code section 221.8 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq. provide as follows: 

  • 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 an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.

  • You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to their athletic opportunities offered by the school.

  • You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.

  • You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:

    • Equipment and supplies

    • Scheduling of games and practices

    • Transportation and daily allowances

    • Access to tutoring

    • Coaching

    • Locker rooms

    • Practice and competitive facilities

    • Medical and training facilities and services

    • Publicity

  • You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.

  • You have the right  to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.

  • You have the right to 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 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.

WHEN DOES TITLE IX APPLY?

Title IX covers sexual harassment that happens in a school’s “education program or activity.”  This includes locations, events, and circumstances where a school exercises substantial control over the context of the alleged harassment and the person accused of committing the sexual harassment.

 

SEXUAL HARASSMENT

Title IX prohibits the following conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:

  • Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the school’s education program or activity.

  • School employee conditioning educational benefits on participation in unwelcome sexual conduct, otherwise known as “Quid pro Quo,” harassment.

  • “Sexual assault,” as defined in 20 U.S.C. 1092(f)(6)(A)(v) “dating violence,” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(10) “domestic violence,” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(8), or “stalking” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(30)

HOW TO FILE A COMPLAINT

  1. Download the ITCS Complaint Form

  2. Be sure to complete all sections of the form.

  3. Be as specific as possible when discussing the incidents. Your complaint is not limited to the space provided. You are encouraged to attach additional materials, which may assist in the investigation process.

  4. Please be sure to include: the date(s), the incident(s) that occurred, the name(s) of the person(s) involved, and the name(s) of those who may have witnessed the incident(s).

  5. Sign and email the form to either the Title IX Coordinator, Geoff Frankl: mrfrankl@ivytechcs.org, or any school leadership.

To view the Title IX Policy in detail click on the following link Title IX Policy.

If you have questions regarding the complaint process and/or complaint form, please contact the Title IX Coordinator:

Geoff Frankl, Director of Operations
6591 Collins Drive, set. E4
Moorpark, CA  93021

Phone: 805-222-5188
Fax: 805-426-8245

FURTHER INFORMATION OR ASSISTANCE

We encourage you to speak to the administration at IvyTech. However, the following resources are available for support: 

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