Oasis Charter Public School

Title IX

Title IX is a federal law that was passed in 1972 to ensure that male and female 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 preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that:

  • “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance. “
  • Title IX requires that each school district have at least one person designed at the Title IX Coordinator.
    • Oasis Charter Public School
    • Title IX Coordinator
    • Dr. Natalie Zayas
    • 1135 Westridge Parkway, Salinas, Ca. 93907
    • [email protected]
    • (831) 424-9003

Education Code 221.5-231.5 Know Your Rights

The following list of rights, which are based on the relevant provisions of the federal regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 , EC 221.61

      1. You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
      2. You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
      3. You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
      4. You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
      5. You have the right to 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.
      6. You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.
      7. You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.
      8. 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 your sex.
      9. You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
      10. You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.
  1. 6 Month Limit on Certain Complaints:  Complaints relating to discrimination (other than employment discrimination) must be filed within six months of the alleged discrimination or when the complainant first obtained knowledge of the alleged discrimination unless an extension has been obtained from the Executive Director or his/her designee.  Such extension by the Executive Director or his/her designee shall be made in writing.  The period for filing may be extended by the Executive Director or his/her designee for good cause for a period not to exceed 90 days following the expiration of the six-month time-period.  The Executive Director shall respond immediately upon a receipt for extension.


    How Oasis Investigates a Complaint

    Within 60 days from the date of receipt of the complaint, the district shall conduct and complete an investigation of the complaint and prepare a written decision. During this process, the person responsible for the filing of the complaint is to be given the opportunity to provide evidence he/she believes supports the allegations. The district decision should include:
    (1) findings of fact; (2) conclusions of law; (3) disposition of the complaint; (4) the rationale for such disposition; (5) corrective actions, if necessary; (6) notice of the right to appeal the district’s decision to the California Department of Education (CDE) within 15 days; and, (7) the procedures to be followed to initiate such an appeal. If the school district fails to follow any of these rules a complaint can be filed directly with the CDE.

    Complaints pertaining to Title IX issues should be filed by using the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) as identified in California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Sections 4600 et. seq. For more information on the UCP complaints and appeals visit the CDE’s Uniform Complaint Procedures and Resolution of Discrimination/Harassment Complaint pages.

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