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Title IX Coordinator & Regulations


Every school district that receives federal funding is required to designate and/or adequately train at least one employee to coordinate the recipient’s Title IX responsibilities.  Title IX regulations also require the name and contact information of each Title IX Coordinator be made public by the educational institution. 

Complaints alleging noncompliance with Title IX should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator(s):

Contact Dr. Andrés Santamaría via the email or phone below:
201 S. Steckel Drive, Santa Paula, Ca 93060 

(805) 933-8843

Title IX Coordinator Responsibilities

Monitoring compliance 

The Title IX Coordinator is responsible for monitoring the overall implementation of Title IX for the school district and coordinating the institution's compliance with Title IX in all areas covered by the implementing regulations. The major responsibility is the prevention of sexual harassment and discrimination. Other major monitoring duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

Education Programs and Activities: Comparable Facilities, Access to Course Offerings, Access to Schools operated by the School District, Counseling and Related Materials, participation in extracurricular activities, Financial 2 Assistance, Employment Assistance, Health Services and Insurance, Marital/Parental Status, Athletics and Physical Education. 

Employment in Education Programs and Activities: The Assistant Superintendent of HR is responsible for  Employment Criteria, Recruitment, Compensation, Job Classification, Fringe Benefits, Marital or Parental Status, Advertising, Pre-employment Activities

Other areas of consideration include: 

Developing a committee to assist in meeting Title IX obligations is highly recommended.   Participating in the development and implementation of the school system's sexual harassment policy. Be aware of new needs which may dictate changes or revisions in existing policies or practices. For example, since sexual harassment is a violation of Title IX, you should include a prohibition of sexual harassment in the school district's list of disciplinary infractions.  Assisting faculty, counselors and administrators in complying with Title IX, and when a need arises, planning remedial actions.  Monitoring and evaluating the district's Title IX compliance efforts and making recommendations for any appropriate changes.  Providing updated information to schools on Title IX implementation and issues  Maintaining contact with the state education agency Title IX coordinator and with the federal regional equity assistance center  Identifying and disseminating information about Title IX educational resources (organizations, individuals, print, internet, and audio-visual) 3

Grievance Procedures: Develop Title IX grievance procedures for students and teachers in cooperation with local student service and human resources staff; give public notice of the procedures and the name and contact information of the school system Title IX coordinator. Keep records of all grievances filed. In carrying out this responsibility, the Title IX coordinator may actually investigate any complaint filed under the institution's grievance procedures. If the Title IX coordinator does not conduct the investigation of complaints, she or he should receive information about any grievance filed. This will allow the institution to identify any patterns, and repeat offenders that may be missed when grievances are handled by several individuals.  Develop a working knowledge of the federal Title IX (of the Education Amendments of 1972) law and its implementation regulations. Have a copy of Title IX readily available and understand the requirements and the intent of the law. Keep informed of current research and legal and judicial decisions related to Title IX and gender equity.  Be informed about state laws, regulations and policies on all equity issues, including bullying and harassment and child abuse laws.  Be knowledgeable of federal and state laws (e.g. ADA, Section 504, IDEA) prohibiting discrimination against all protected classes (including race, religion and sexual orientation) and assist whenever possible.  Be sure female and male students participating in work-based learning programs are guaranteed equal treatment by their employers. 4  Coordinate with other staff and document an internal self-evaluation of practices and policies with respect to treatment of female and male students, if this responsibility was never completed. If the evaluation was completed by a previous Title IX coordinator, check if the evaluation's remedies for eliminating segregation and discrimination were carried out.  Provide program development, including in-service training, to eliminate sex discrimination in the district.  Attend state and national conferences specifically for Title IX coordinators and/or on gender equity issues generally, and share the information with local administrators, staff and faculty.  Provide updated resources on Title IX and gender equity to local school districts.


Adapted from US Department of Education