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Sausalito Marin City School District

Athletics & Title IX

Student Rights under Title IX

Student Rights under Title IX

Federal Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), implemented at 34 C.F.R. § 106.31, subd. (a), provides that no person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity operated by a recipient which receives federal financial assistance.  Relevant here, Title IX requires school districts to take immediate and appropriate action to investigate when it knows or reasonably should know of a possible Title IX violation. We will not discriminate or tolerate in any athletic program or any other program  unlawful discrimination targeting a student, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying, based on the student's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The coordinator/compliance officer(s) may be contacted at: 
(415) 332-3573 or by email at igarcia@smcsd.org (Education Code 234.1; 5 CCR 4621).
 
The district designates the individual identified below as the employee responsible for coordinating the district's efforts to comply with applicable state and federal civil rights laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and to answer inquiries regarding the district's nondiscrimination policies. The individual(s) shall also serve as the compliance officer(s) specified in AR 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures as the responsible employee to handle complaints alleging unlawful discrimination targeting a student, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying, based on the student's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The coordinator/compliance officer(s) may be contacted at:  (Education Code 234.1; 5 CCR 4621)
 
Itoco Garcia Ed.D. 
Superintendent
200 Phillips Drive
Marin City, CA 94965
 
Title IX Coordinator

Title IX Coordinator

Itoco Garcia Ed.D., Superintendent, is the Title IX Coordinator and compliance officer for the Sausalito Marin Cithy School District, and can be reached by telephone at (415) 332-3573 or by email at
 
igarcia@smcsd.org
Filing a Title IX Complaint with the District

Filing a Title IX Complaint with the District

Student complaints shall be submitted in written form in accordance with Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 5145.3 – Nondiscrimination, Harassment and Board Policy and Administrative Regulations 1312.3.  If the complainant is unable to prepare the complaint in writing, administrative staff shall help him/her to do so.
 
Complaints must be filed within six months from the date when the alleged unlawful discrimination occurred, or from the date the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying that is based on sex. 
 
All complaints shall be appropriately investigated in a timely manner. Within 10 business days after the compliance officer receives the complaint, the compliance officer shall begin an investigation into the complaint.  The investigation shall include an opportunity for the complainant, or the complainant’s representative, or both, to present the compliance officer with any evidence, or information leading to evidence, to support the allegations in the complaint.  The District shall issue a written decision based on the evidence within 60 calendar days from receipt of the written complaint by the District, unless an extension is appropriate pursuant to District policy. 
 
Any complainant who is dissatisfied with the District’s final written decision may file an appeal in writing with the California Department of Education within 15 calendar days of receiving the District’s decision.  
 
Complaints made by or on behalf of students may also be filed with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights within 180 calendar days of the date of the alleged discrimination, unless the time for filing is extended by the Office of Civil Rights for good cause shown under certain circumstances.
Student Rights Pursuant to Education Code Section 221.8

Student Rights Pursuant to Education Code Section 221.8

Education Code section 221.8 provides as follows:
 
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 (20 U.S.C. § 1681 et seq.), may be used by the department for purposes of Section 221.6:
 
  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:
      • 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.
  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 for 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.
 
Athletics

Athletics

As a small school district and due to Covid-19 we are not running any District sponsored athletics programs in the 20-21 School Year. All extracurricular and cocurricular activities that may be allowed due to Covid 19 will adhere to Title IX regulations set forth above and be governend by board policies outlines belown We will not discriminate or tolerate in any athletic program or any other program  unlawful discrimination targeting a student, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying, based on the student's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected status or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The coordinator/compliance officer(s) may be contacted at:  (Education Code 234.1; 5 CCR 4621)
 
 
Competitive Athletics:
18/19 School Year
  • Total Enrollment 119- 60 Boys, 59 Girls. 
  • 35 Students enrolled who competed in competitive athletics- 17 Boys, 18 Girls
  • 2 Boys Basketball Teams: 5/6 Grade Boys; 7/8 Grade Boys Intramural Athletics
  • 2 Girls Basketball Team: 5/6 Grade Girls; 7/8 Grade Boys Intramural Athletics 
 
19/20 School Year
  • Total Enrollment 108- 47 Boys, 61 Girls. 
  • 35 Students enrolled who competed in competitive athletics- 17 Boys, 18 Girls
  • 2 Boys Basketball Teams: 5/6 Grade Boys; 7/8 Grade Boys Intramural Athletics
  • 2 Girls Basketball Team: 5/6 Grade Girls; 7/8 Grade Boys Intramural Athletics