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Equity and Nondiscrimination

The Kern High School District is responsible for ensuring that all individuals are treated equitably in the District’s programs and activities and are provided an environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, retaliation, and bullying consistent with federal and state nondiscrimination laws.  Pursuant to law and District policy, all individuals participating in District programs and activities shall be afforded equal rights and opportunities regardless of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, disability, medical condition, homelessness or foster status; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. 

Links to information, policies, complaint procedures, and forms related to discrimination and harassment can be found by clicking on the specific subjects in the blue box or from links provided below. 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.  Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, sexual harassment, discrimination in a school’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses and programs, and discrimination based on pregnancy.

Know Your Rights

The following are links to provide you with external information and resources related to the rights of a student and the public, as well as the responsibilities of public school districts, under Title IX:

KHSD’s Equity Compliance Officer, Title IX Officer, and designees respond to and investigate harassment, discrimination, intimidation, and bullying complaint allegations; Title IX complaints; Section 504 complaints; Uniform Complaint Procedure (UCP) complaints; and Williams complaints.

KHSD’s Equity Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator is Dr. Michael Zulfa, Associate Superintendent of Human Resources. If you or your student has a concern or complaint regarding discrimination or harassment, including sexual harassment or other forms of gender-based discrimination, please contact Dr. Zulfa in the Human Resources Division at (661) 827-3170 or at

For more information and resources, please click on the following links:

Discrimination at Your School (Uniform Complaint Procedures)

Williams Complaint


Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination (Title IX)

Gender Discrimination in Athletics (Title IX)