The Board of Trustees is committed to maintaining a safe school environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. 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 females receive equal resources and treatment in the classroom and also provides protections for students who are sexually harassed and discriminated against and/or bullied based on their gender. In addition to this federal law, the California Education code similarly prohibits schools discriminating against its students on the basis of sex (Education Codes 220-221.1).
Title IX applies to harassment by students, harassment by administrators/teachers/staff, and harassment by volunteers or school visitors.
For information related to the definition of sexual harassment, how to file a complaint of sexual harassment (Title IX), related statutes of limitations, and the investigation process and procedures please review the KHSD’s board policy and administrative regulations, below.