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Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Sex
How to File a Complaint Under Title IX
When a report of sexual harassment is submitted, the principal or Title IX Coordinator shall inform the student or parent/guardian of the right to file a formal written complaint in accordance with the district's uniform complaint procedures (see below).
If a complaint of sexual harassment is initially submitted to the principal, he/she shall, within two school days, forward the report to the Title IX Coordinator to initiate investigation of the complaint. The compliance officer shall contact the complainant and investigate and resolve the complaint in accordance with law and district procedures.
- Filing a Complaint: Submit a written complaint by following the Uniform Complaint filing procedures listed in SRVUSD’s Uniform Complaint Administrative Regulation 1312.3
- Filing Timeline: The complaint shall be initiated no later than 6 months from the date when the alleged discrimination occurred, or 6 months from the date when the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged discrimination.
- Mediation: Within three business days after the compliance officer receives the complaint, he/she may informally discuss with all the parties the possibility of using mediation. Mediation shall be offered to resolve complaints that involve more than one student and no adult. However, mediation shall not be offered or used to resolve any complaint involving an allegation of sexual assault or where there is a reasonable risk that a party to the mediation would feel compelled to participate.
- Investigation: Within 20 business days after the compliance officer receives the complaint, the compliance officer shall begin an investigation into the complaint.
- Report of Findings: Within 60 days of the report being filed, the compliance officer shall prepare and send to the complainant a written report of the district's investigation and decision.
- Corrective Actions: When a complaint is found to have merit, the compliance officer shall adopt any appropriate corrective action permitted by law.
- Appeals: Any complainant who is dissatisfied with the district's final written decision may file an appeal in writing with the CDE within 15 calendar days of receiving the district's decision.