Know Your Rights

  • You have the following rights under Title IX, to the extent applicable at the Lake County Office of Education. You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of any of the following. (California Education Code §221.8.)

    • 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 LCOE/District personnel as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
    • You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following related to athletics, if provided by LCOE/District:
      • Equipment and supplies;
      • Scheduling of games and practices;
      • Transportation;
      • Access to tutoring;
      • Coaching;
      • Locker rooms;
      • Practices and competitive facilities;
      • Medical and training facilities and services; and
      • 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.
    • You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.

    The Lake County Office of Education (LCOE) has a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. If LCOE knows or reasonably should know about sex discrimination, it must take action to eliminate the sex discrimination, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. LCOE must resolve complaints of sex discrimination promptly and equitably. Information on filing a complaint alleging sex-based discrimination is below, including contact information for the District's Title IX Coordinators.

    For more information specific to anti-discrimination in LCOE employment, please contact the Coordinator for Nondiscriminiation in Employment.

    To learn more about your rights under Title IX visit:

Contact

  • Melissa Reese

    Title IX Coordinator
    Human Resource Director
    (707) 262-4100
    UniformComplaints@lakecoe.org