Title IX Information

    Each student and employee has a right to learn and work in an environment that is free from unlawful discrimination. No District student or employee shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefit of, or be subject to discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, or gender identity or expression.
    Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, is one of several federal and state anti-discrimination laws that ensure equality in education. Title IX prohibits discrimination, harassment, exclusion, denial, limitation or separation based on sex or gender. Title IX applies to both male and female students in any educational institution receiving federal funding.
    Pregnant students and teen parents have a right to equal education, full participation, and to enroll in any school or program for which they would otherwise qualify at any stage of the pregnancy. They have the right to remain in their regular or current school program, including elementary or secondary schools, honors and magnet programs, special education and non-public school placements, alternative/options programs, migrant education, free and reduced lunch programs and services for English learners, and any others for which they are otherwise qualified. This would also include participation in the following: graduation, awards, ceremonies, field trips, student clubs, councils, after-school activities, and any other school-related programs. Students cannot legally be expelled, suspended, or otherwise excluded from, or required to participate in, school programs solely on the basis of their pregnancy-related conditions, or marital or prenatal status.
    California Education Code Sections 200 through 282, and Duarte Unified School District Board Policy prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation or gender. Title IX requires that every school district or institution have a Title IX Coordinator to whom concerns or complaints regarding sex discrimination can be made.
    The Duarte Unified School District has the primary responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations.  The District will investigate and seek to resolve complaints in accordance with Board Policy 1312.3, Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP).  Please complete the form below, providing as much information as possible and attaching any applicable supporting documentation, to assist the District in its investigation of the complaint. 

    Find the DUSD Uniform Complaint Procedures Forms available in English and Spanish below:

    English Version

    Spanish Version