What is Title IX?
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in education, including K-12 schools. Title IX is a federal law that has been used to promote equity in education by ensuring that students receive equal resources and treatment in the classroom and provides protections for students who are sexually harassed and discriminated against and/or bullied based on their gender.
The District and its Title IX Coordinators are aware of and acknowledge the new Title IX regulations that took effect on August 14, 2020. The District’s Office of Educational Equity received extensive training from Lozano Smith on these new regulations on August 25, 2020. The materials used during this training are available here. The District is in the process of training additional members of its Title IX team, as well as all District administrators on the their individual roles and the impact of the new regulations. The District is also in the process of reviewing and revising its Title IX policies and practices to comply with the new regulations, which involves hearing from and obtaining final approval from the District’s Board of Education. In the interim, the District will be working closely with its legal counsel on Title IX issues that arise to ensure immediate compliance with the new regulations.
For more information or to report an incident of sexual harassment, please contact our Title IX Coordinator:
Director, Office of Educational Equity/Title IX Coordinator
1108 Bissell Ave., Richmond, CA 94801
Phone: (510) 307-4538
Fax: (510) 236-0662