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Title IX - Prohibiting Sex-Based Discrimination

Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures

The complaint procedures described in this administrative regulation shall be used to address any complaint governed by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 alleging that a SCOE employee or student was subjected to one or more of the following forms of sexual harassment: (34 CFR 106.30)

  1. A SCOE employee conditioning the provision of a SOCE aid, benefit, or service on a person's participation in unwelcome sexual conduct.
  2. Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the SCOE's education program or activity.
  3. Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking as defined in 20 USC 1092 or 34 USC 12291.
     

Title IX Coordinator

The County Superintendent designates the individual identified below as responsible for coordinating SCOE’s response to complaints and ensuring compliance with state and federal civil rights laws.

Tammy Busch
Title IX Coordinator; Director, Compliance and Oversight
5100 Business Center Drive, Fairfield, CA 94534-1658
(707) 399-4459
ComplianceOfficer@solanocoe.net           

Upon receiving such a report, the Title IX Coordinator shall inform the complainant of the process for filing a formal complaint.

Even if the alleged victim chooses not to file a formal complaint, the Title IX Coordinator shall file a formal complaint in situations in which a safety threat exists. In addition, the Title IX Coordinator may file a formal complaint in other situations as permitted under the Title IX regulations. In such cases, the alleged victim is not a party to the case, however, will receive notices as required by the Title IX regulations at specific points in the complaint process.

A formal complaint, with the complainant's physical or digital signature, may be filed with the Title IX Coordinator in person, by mail, by email, or by any other method authorized by  SCOE. (34 CFR 106.30)

The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the Title IX Coordinator, investigator, decision-maker, or facilitator of an informal resolution process does not have a conflict of interest or bias for or against complainants or respondents generally, or an individual complainant or respondent, and that such persons receive training in accordance with 34 CFR 106.45. (34 CFR 106.45)