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Title IX Regulations – Education Amendments of 1972

San Jose Charter Academy is committed to providing equal opportunities for both sexes in all educational programs and activities, which it conducts, and for employees and applicants for employment. Section 86.9 of the Title IX Rules and Regulations requires this notice.
 
Today, more and more people are re-examining the policies and practices of our society and our schools in terms of whether they provide equal opportunities. Deep-seated traditions in our culture have sometimes led to subtle, often unconscious sex-discrimination practices that limit opportunities for the development of an individual’s potential. Equality of opportunity for both sexes in all programs and practices is a fundamental goal of San Jose Charter Academy. The Federal Regulations implementing Title IX Regulations of the Education Amendments of 1972 became effective on July 21, 1975. They require equality of opportunity in educational programs and employment practices in schools throughout the United States. For students, this means that educational programs and activities must be free from policies and practices, which discriminate on the basis of sex. For present and future employees, it means that all employment practices must be free from sex discrimination. Although Title IX Regulations cover employment, the basic purpose of this communication is to inform students and parents on how the regulations apply to the local school program. Schools will continually evaluate their practices in terms of equal opportunity. Programs and practices will be changed when necessary to bring them into compliance with Title IX Regulations.
 
The following are a few examples of how Title IX Regulations may affect local schools:
 
• All courses and activities (except sex education and certain contact sports) are open to either sex.
• Classes, including physical education, are conducted on a co-educational basis.
• Students are encouraged to pursue courses and vocations that interest them regardless of previous “male” or “female” associations.
• All forms of sex stereotyping are avoided in communicating with students.
• Schools have a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to reports of sexual harassment and sexual violence. If a school knows or reasonably should know about sexual harassment or sexual violence, the school must take immediate action to eliminate the sexual harassment or sexual violence, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.
• Courses and activities are being modified to accommodate interests of both sexes.
• Students of either sex have equal access to equipment, facilities (other than lavatories and locker rooms), and all other resources.
• Seating arrangements (classroom, eating areas, auditorium, and bus) are not based on sex.
• Equal opportunities for participation in interscholastic athletics are provided for both sexes.
• Courses required of one sex are required of the other sex.
• Honors, awards, and other forms of recognition are available to either sex on an equitable basis.
• Parents, students, and employees are encouraged to assist schools in their efforts to eliminate sex discrimination from all educational programs.
 
For additional information and/or to make a complaint regarding Title IX Regulation procedures:
1. Visit the school webpage or contact the site administrator.
2. Visit the San Jose Charter Academy webpage or contact Ms. Andrea Luna, Chief Business Officer (626) 856-1693 ext. 4004.
3. San Jose Charter Academy Uniform Complaint Procedures-Annual Notification Document
4. Contact:
 
U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
50 Beale Street, Suite 7200
San Francisco, CA 94105
(415) 486-5555