What is Title IX

What is 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 Gorman programs and activities and to Gorman Elementary School site.

What are my rights under Title IX?


You have the following rights under Title IX, to the extent applicable at Gorman:

·         You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.

·         You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.

·         You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school or appropriate District personnel as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.

·         You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.

·         You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:

o    Equipment and supplies;

o    Scheduling of games and practices;

o    Transportation and daily allowances;

o    Access to tutoring;

o    Coaching;

o    Locker rooms;

o    Practice and competitive facilities;

o    Medical and training facilities and services; and

o    Publicity.

·         You have the right to have access to a sex/gender equity coordinator, referred to as the Title IX Coordinator, to answer questions regarding sex/gender equity laws.

·         You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on sex/gender equity laws.

·         You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the California Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.

·         You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.




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