Title IX Nondiscrimination Policy
Effective on: May 1st, 2020
In accordance with the requirements set forth in Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX), the School does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities. The School is committed to providing an academic and work environment free of unlawful harassment. This Policy defines sexual harassment, and sets forth a procedure for the investigation and resolution of complaints of harassment by or against any staff or faculty member or student within the School.
This Policy protects students, employees, unpaid interns, and volunteers in connection with all the academic, educational, extracurricular, athletic, and other programs of the School, whether those programs take place in the School’s facilities, a School vehicle, or at a class or training program sponsored by the School at another location.
Questions concerning Title IX may be referred to the School’s Title IX Coordinator whose contact information is below or to the Office for Civil Rights at the United States Department of Education.
Title IX Coordinator Contact Information:
Name: Zeltzin Jimenez
Title: Executive Assistant to the Head of School
Address: 4550 San Pablo Avenue, Emeryville CA, 94608
Phone number: (510) 560-5071
What is the Complaint Process?
Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against in violation of Title IX may file a complaint with the School or the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Parents or guardians may file a complaint on behalf of their children. If criminal conduct is involved, such as sexual assault, individuals may also file a report with the local police department. The School will initiate its complaint procedures once it has received notice of sexual harassment or discrimination in violation of Title IX.
Please use this Title IX Incident Report Form to file a complaint.
Responsibilities of School Employees under Title IX?
Title IX requires that any employee with notice of conduct that violates the School’s Title IX Policy report it to the Title IX Coordinator. The School is considered to have notice of a Title IX violation if an employee knows about harassment or discrimination.
Are Individuals Protected From Retaliation for Making a Complaint or Participating in an Investigation?
The School protects individuals from intimidation, threats, coercion, or discrimination against any individual for the purpose of interfering with their rights under title IX or because the individual has made a report or complaint, testified, assisted, or participated or refused to participate in any manner in the Title IX grievance procedure. The School is required to keep confidential the identity of any individual who has made a report or complaint of under Title IX. If an individual believes he or she is the subject of retaliation, that individual should promptly report any relevant actions, comments, or conduct to the Title IX Coordinator.
Where Can We Obtain Further Information or Assistance?
Our School has updated its Title IX policy and procedures to comply with the regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Education in May of 2020. The regulations govern how the School must adjudicate sexual harassment as defined by Title IX. The regulations are effective August 14, 2020, and apply to students and employees.