Benicia Unified School District

Title IX/Educational Equality

The Governing Board desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic, extracurricular, and other educational support programs, services, and activities. The Board prohibits, at any district school or school activity, discrimination, including harassment, intimidation, and bullying, targeted at any student by anyone, 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, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or related recovery, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

The list of rights of pupils and the public, which are based on the relevant provisions of the federal regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is linked:  Education Code Section. 221.8

Statute of Limitations

A complaint alleging retaliation or unlawful discrimination (such as discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying) must be filed not later than six months from the date it occurred, or six months from the date the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged unlawful discrimination. The time for filing may be extended for up to 90 days by the Superintendent or designee for good cause upon written request by the complainant setting forth the reasons for the extension.

How To File A Title IX Complaint

Any student who feels that he/she has been subjected to unlawful discrimination is strongly encouraged to immediately contact the compliance officer, principal, or any other staff member. In addition, any student who observes any such incident is strongly encouraged to report the incident to the compliance officer or principal, whether or not the alleged victim files a complaint.

When any report of unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, retaliation, or bullying, is submitted to or received by the principal or compliance officer, he/she shall inform the student or parent/guardian of the right to file a formal complaint pursuant to the provisions in AR 1312.3 – Uniform Complaint Procedures. 

A Title IX complaint is filed through the “Uniform Complaint Procedures” which can be found on the District Complaints page.

How A Title IX Complaint Will Be Investigated

Within 10 business days after the compliance officer receives the complaint, the compliance officer shall initiate an investigation.  Unless extended by written agreement with the complainant, within 60 calendar days of the district’s receipt of the complaint, the compliance officer shall prepare and send to the complainant a written report. Administrative Regulation 1312.3, Uniform Complaint Procedures, provides further details on the investigation process.

Contact Information

District Compliance Office & Title IX Coordinator

Jon Ovick Ed. D.
Director of Student Services
350 East K Street,Benicia, CA 94510
[email protected]
707-747-8300 ext. 1240

U.S Department Of Education Office For Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education
Office for Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Department of Education Bldg
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202-1100
Telephone: 800-421-3481
FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: [email protected]

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