Nondiscrimination, Title IX, and Uniform Complaint



The Riverside Unified School District is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. RUSD does not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of age, ancestry, ethnicity, parental status, pregnancy status, color, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical information, nationality, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, political affiliation, retaliation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws respectively. Not all bases of discrimination will apply to both education services and employment.

For any questions, concerns, or to file a complaint regarding discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment), bullying, or Title IX, contact your school site principal and/or the District’s Compliance Officer and Title IX Coordinator: Raúl Ayala, Director of Pupil Services, 5700 Arlington Avenue Riverside, CA 92504, (951) 352-1200, or by email at rayala@riversideunified.org, and/or David Marshall, Resolution Officer, 3380 14th Street Riverside, CA 92501, (951) 788-7135, or by email at drmarshall@riversideunified.org. For Title II, please contact Kiersten Reno-Frausto, SELPA Director, 5700 Arlington Ave. Riverside, CA 92504, (951) 352-1200 ex. 83503 or by email at kfrausto@riversideunified.org. For 504 Coordinator, please contact Paul Defoe, CWA Manager, 5700 Arlington Ave. Riverside, CA, (951) 352-1200 ex. 83301 or by email at pdefoe@riversideunified.org, and for CCR Title 5, please contact Mr. Timothy Walker, Assistant Superintendent, Pupil Services and SELPA, 5700 Arlington Ave Riverside, CA 92504, (951) 352-1200 ex. 83501 or by email at twalker@riversideunified.org.




SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY NOTICE



The Riverside Unified School District is committed to maintaining a safe workplace and learning environment that is free of sexual harassment and retaliation. The Board of Education prohibits sexual harassment of students, job applicants, interns, volunteers, employees, contractors, or any other individuals including but not limited to parents and vendors. The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against persons who complain, testify, assist or otherwise participate in investigations of complaints regarding sexual harassment. Sexual harassment may, in certain circumstances, be a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended, and/or Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as well as California law. All persons including applicants, employees, interns, volunteers, students and independent contractors are protected under this policy.




UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES



The Governing Board recognizes that the District has the primary responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations governing educational programs. The District shall investigate complaints alleging failure to comply with such laws and/or alleging unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying and shall seek to resolve those complaints in accordance with the District's uniform complaint procedures. The Board encourages early resolution of complaints whenever possible. Anyone who wishes to file a complaint may utilize the District’s Uniform Complaint Procedures by contacting the District’s Compliance Officer, and/or the District's Title IX Coordinator:

David Marshall

David Marshall

Resolution Officer
3380 14th Street
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 788-7135

drmarshall@riversideunified.org


Raul Ayala

Raúl Ayala
Director of Pupil Services
5700 Arlington Avenue
Riverside, CA 92504
(951) 352-1200

rayala@riversideunified.org





GENDER EQUITY/TITLE IX INFORMATION


Title IX- Sex-Based Discrimination is Prohibited


It is the policy of the Riverside Unified School District that all persons, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, should enjoy freedom from discrimination of any kind. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 ("Title IX") prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression, in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance.


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