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Policies

 

NONDISCRIMINATION STATEMENT

e3 Civic High is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. School programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying by reason of the following actual or perceived characteristics: age, ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, immigration status, marital or parental status, medical condition, nationality, national origin, actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Students who violate this policy may be subject to discipline, up to and including expulsion, in accordance with district policy, administrative procedure and state law.

Employees who violate this policy shall be subject to discipline up to and including dismissal. Any disciplinary action shall be in accordance with applicable federal and state laws and/or school policies. 

For more information contact:

Title IX Coordinator & Uniform Complaint Compliance Officer

Dr. Joel Tapia

E3 Civic High

395 11th Ave., 6th Floor

San Diego, CA 92101

(619) 546-0000

[email protected]

 

TITLE IX

OVERVIEW

Title IX is a federal law passed in 1972 to ensure that male and female students and employees in educational settings are treated equally and fairly. It protects against discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment). In addition, Title IX protects transgender students and students who do not conform to gender stereotypes. State law also prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that:

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”

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Title IX requires a school district (i.e., Local Educational Agency) to take immediate and appropriate action to address any potential Title IX violations that are brought to its attention. e3 Civic High has designated and authorized the following employee as the LEA’s Title IX Coordinator to address concerns or inquiries regarding discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking:

e3 Civic High

Title IX Coordinator 

Dr. Joel Tapia
395 11th Ave., 6th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101

 

(619) 546-0000 Telephone
(619) 677-2955 FAX

[email protected] 

UNIFORM COMPLAINTS

e3 Civic High has the primary responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations and has established procedures to address allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying; and complaints alleging violation of state or federal laws governing educational programs.

e3 Civic High shall investigate and seek to resolve complaints, using policies and procedures known as the Uniform Complaint Procedures ("UCP"), adopted by the Board of Education, of allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying regarding actual or perceived characteristics such as age, ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, immigration status, marital or parental status, medical condition, nationality, national origin, actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

The UCP shall also be used when addressing other complaints alleging failure to comply with state and/or federal laws.

Pupil Fee Complaints

In addition, the UCP may be used to file a complaint alleging that a pupil enrolled in a public school was required to pay a pupil fee for participation in an educational activity as those terms are defined below.

"Educational activity" means an activity offered by a school, school district, charter school or county office of education that constitutes an integral fundamental part of elementary and secondary education, including, but not limited to, curricular and extracurricular activities.

"Pupil fee" means a fee, deposit or other charge imposed on pupil, or a pupil's parents or guardians, in violation of Section 49011 and Section 5 of Article IX of the California Constitution, which require educational activities to be provided free of charge to all pupils without regard to their families' ability or willingness to pay fees or request special waivers, as provided for in Hartzell v.Connell (1984) 35 Cal.3d 899. A pupil fee includes, but is not limited to, all of the following:

A fee charged to a pupil as a condition for registering for school or classes, or as a condition for participation in a class or an extracurricular activity, regardless of whether the class or activity is elective or compulsory, or is for credit;

A security deposit, or other payment, that a pupil is required to make to obtain a lock, locker, book, class apparatus, musical instrument, uniform or other materials or equipment; and

A purchase that a pupil is required to make to obtain materials, supplies, equipment or uniforms associated with an educational activity.

Statute of Limitations for Pupil Fee Complaints - A pupil fee complaint shall be filed not later than one year from the date the alleged violation occurred.

Uniform Complaints must be filed in writing to:

e3 Civic High
Dr. Joel Tapia, Uniform Complaint Compliance Officer
395 11th Ave., 6th Floor
San Diego, CA 92101

619-546-0000
[email protected] 

Statute of Limitations

Complaints alleging discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying must be filed within six months from the date the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying occurred or the date the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying, unless the time for filing is extended by the Chief Engagement Officer (CEO) or his or her designee.

Complaints will be investigated and a written decision or report will be sent to the complainant within 60 calendar days from the receipt of the complaint. This 60-day time period may be extended by written agreement of the complainant. The Local Education Authority (or LEA; in this case e3 Civic High) is responsible for investigating the complaint and shall conduct and complete the investigation in accordance with the California Code of Regulations sections 4630-4631 and 4680-4687 and local procedures. 

Appeals Process

The complainant has a right to appeal e3 Civic High’s decision to the California Department of Education by filing a written appeal within 15 days of receiving the decision. The appeal must include a copy of the complaint filed and a copy of the decision.

Civil law remedies may be available under state or federal discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying laws, if applicable. In appropriate cases, an appeal may be filed pursuant to the Education Code section 262.3. A complainant may pursue available civil law remedies outside of e3 Civic High’s complaint procedures. Complainants may seek assistance from mediation centers or public/private interest attorneys. Civil law remedies that may be imposed by a court include, but are not limited to, injunctions and restraining orders.

A copy of the e3 Civic High’s UCP policy and complaint procedures shall be available free of charge. 

UCP Policy and Form


Annual Notification


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