The Redlands Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, potential parental, family and/or marital status, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This nondiscrimination policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district, and covers admission, participation, and accessibility to any program or activity of the district and selection, advancement, discharge and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment. Inquiries regarding the equal opportunity policies, equal program accessibility policies, and the filing of complaint procedures alleging discrimination including sexual harassment, may be directed to the school principal or to the District’s Discrimination/Equity/Title IX Coordinator.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in programs and activities of federally funded institutions. School district programs and activities must be operated free from discrimination. Key areas addressed by Title IX include: athletics; sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual violence; pregnant and parenting students; off-campus activities; recruitment and admission; and employment. Schools must protect against discrimination in these areas. Schools must also prohibit retaliation against any person for opposing an unlawful practice or policy, or filing, testifying about, or participation in any complaint under Title IX.
Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against, in violation of Title IX, may file a complaint with the District or the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). Title IX complaints may be filed using the District’s Uniform Complaint Procedures found within the following policy:
The complaint must be initiated no later than six months from the date when the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying occurred, or six months from the date when the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts. The Superintendent or designee, at the complainant’s written request, may extend the filing period for up to 90 days.
Upon receipt of a complaint related to a potential Title IX violation, the District will ensure every allegation is investigated promptly, adequately, and impartially. The District will take steps to protect complainants from retaliation and ensure all parties are treated fairly throughout the District’s investigation process. The District’s procedure for investigating a Title IX complaint can be found at: