LUSD Title IX Information

What is Title IX? 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities, including athletic programs.

Title IX protects all participants in Lynwood Unified School District’s (“District”) educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees, and job applicants. The District does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment and sexual violence.

In addition to Title IX, the California Education Code prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools (California Education Code § 220-221.1). Other state and federal laws also prohibit discrimination and ensure equality in education.

The District has a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. If the District knows or reasonably should know about sex discrimination, it must take action to eliminate the sex discrimination, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. The District must resolve complaints of sex discrimination promptly and equitably. Information on filing a complaint alleging sex-based discrimination is below, including contact information for the District’s Title IX Coordinator.

Pupil Rights

 

  • For Employees:
Dr. Brian Lucas Assistant Superintendent of Certificated Human Resources
11321 Bullis Rd Lynwood, CA 90262
blucas@mylusd.org, 310-886-1600 x8022
 
  • For students:
Dr. Patricia Brent-Sanco, Director of Equity, Access, and Instructional Services,
11321 Bullis Road, Lynwood, CA 90262  
pbrentsanco@mylusd.org 310-886-1600 x 8132

Uniform Complaint, Title IX Complaint, Williams Act Complaint

  • Uniform Complaint:

Complete Uniform Complaint Form and submit as follows: Uniform Complaint Policy Form

  • Williams Act Complaint: 

Complete Williams Act Complaint Form (online, site, HR) and submit as stated in (Link to Procedures for Williams act)

  • The complaint review shall be completed within 60 calendar days from the date of receipt of the complaint unless the complainant agrees in writing to an extension of the timeline. 

BP Uniform Complaint ( policy)

AR Uniform Complaint (policy)

 

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: OCR@ed.gov

 

A complaint alleging retaliation or unlawful discrimination, (such as discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying), must be filed not later than six (6) months from the date occurred, or six (6) 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 ninety (90) days by the Superintendent or designee for good cause upon written request by the complainant setting forth the reasons for the extension.
 

Within 10 business days after the compliance officer receives the complaint, the compliance officer shall begin an investigation into the complaint.

 

Within one business day of initiating the investigation, the compliance officer shall provide the complainant and/or his/her representative with the opportunity to present the information contained in complaint to the compliance officer and shall notify the complainant and/or his/her representative of the opportunity to present the compliance officer with any evidence, or information leading to evidence, to support the allegations in the complaint. Such evidence or information may be presented at any time during the investigation.

Unless extended by written agreement with the complainant, the compliance officer shall prepare and send to the complainant, and respondent if there is one, a written report within sixty (60) calendar days of the district’s receipt of the complaint.  (5 CCR 4631)

For complaints of unlawful discrimination (such as discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying), the decision may, as required by law, include:

  1. Notice of the complainant’s and respondent’s right to appeal the district’s decision to the CDE and procedures to be followed for initiating such an appeal

For complaints alleging unlawful discrimination based on state law (such as discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying), the decision shall also include a notice to the complainant that:

  1. He/she may pursue available civil law remedies outside of the district’s complaint procedures, including seeking assistance from mediation centers or public/private interest attorneys, sixty (60) calendar days after the filing of an appeal with the CDE. (Education Code 262.3)
  2. The sixty (60) days moratorium does not apply to complaints seeking injunctive relief in state courts or to discrimination complaints based on federal law. (Education Code 262.3)
  3. Complaints alleging discrimination based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, disability, or age may also be filed with the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights at www.ed.gov/ocr within one hundred eighty (180) days of the alleged discrimination.

If the compliance officer finds that a complaint has merit, the District will take appropriate corrective action.

For more information, visit the California Department of Education’s webpage on Uniform Complaint Procedures:

http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cp/uc/index.asp.

Complaints may also be filed with the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, within one hundred eighty (180) days of the alleged discrimination. For contact information, see the section above on “How do I file a complaint of sex discrimination?” For more information, visit:

http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html.