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Non-discrimination, Equity, and Title IX Coordinator

Corey James

corey_james@lawndalesd.net

 

Interim Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources 

 

(310) 973-1300 ext. 50059

4161 W. 147th St.

Lawndale, CA 90260

 

For more information regarding Title IX and sex equity in education, please contact the District’s Title IX Coordinator.

Non-discrimination, Equity, Sexual Harassment, Bullying and Title IX

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Board of Trustees is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital, family, pregnancy, or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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. State law also prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

The Title IX information provided here applies to all LESD programs and activities and to every LESD school site.

Below are some frequently asked questions.

Uniform Complaint Process

The Board of Trustees recognizes that the district has the primary responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations governing educational programs. The Board encourages the early, informal resolution of complaints whenever possible and appropriate. To resolve complaints which cannot be resolved through such informal process, the Board shall adopt the uniform system of complaint processes.

Williams Complaints

Parents should use the District Uniform Complaint Procedure to identify and resolve any deficiencies regarding instructional materials, facility cleanliness and safety, emergency or urgent facility conditions that pose a health or safety threat to students or staff, and teacher vacancies or misassignments.

Every school must provide sufficient textbooks and instructional materials.  Every student, including English learners, must have textbooks and instructional materials, or both, to use at home or after school.  School facilities must be clean, safe, and maintained in good repair.  There should be no teacher vacancies or misassignments.  If a school is found to have deficiencies in these areas, and the school does not take corrective action, then a complaint form may be obtained from the School District Office.  Parents, students, teachers or any member of the public may submit a complaint regarding these issues.  However, it is highly encouraged that individuals express their concerns to the school principal before completing the complaint forms to allow the school to respond to these concerns. [E.C. 35186]

Bullying

The Board of Trustees believes that all students have a right to a safe and healthy school environment. To that end, the district, schools and community have an obligation to promote mutual respect, tolerance and acceptance. The district will not tolerate behavior that infringes on the safety on any student. A student shall not intimidate or harass another student through words or actions. Such behavior includes direct physical contact, such as hitting or shoving, verbal assaults, such teasing or name-calling; and social isolation or manipulation. This policy applies whenever a student is on school grounds, traveling to and from school or a school sponsored activity, during the lunch period, whether on or off campus, and during, a school-sponsored activity.

Students who act in violation of this policy may be subject to school/district disciplinary procedures up to and including expulsion.