The Board encourages the early, informal resolution of grievances at the classroom or school site level whenever possible, and encourages parents and guardians to discuss their concerns directly with the school site employee(s) in question. The charter organization’s Uniform Complaint Policy and Procedures provides guidelines and directions for the resolution of grievances. In this regard, the objective is to perpetuate a climate of collegiality, mutual trust and respect by resolving differences in a timely, objective and equitable manner. Most conflicts can be resolved without implementing the procedures outlined in this policy, but when these informal attempts at resolution are unsuccessful, this policy will be enacted.
The Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. Discovery Charter School programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the school site director. A copy of Discovery's Uniform Complaint Policy is available upon request, and a link can be found above in the Grievance paragraph. (Board policy 160627.1)
Title IX and Complaints
Title IX – Sex Based Discrimination and Sex Equity in Education
Title IX is a federal law that was passed in 1972 to ensure that male and female students and employees in educational settings are treated equally and fairly. It protects against discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment). In addition, Title IX protects transgender students and students who do not conform to sex stereotypes. State law also prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation.
Discovery Charter Schools fully complies with Title IX. Discovery Charter Schools do not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education programs or activities it operates. Discovery Charter Schools do not discriminate on the basis of sex in admission to or employment in its education programs or activities. Inquiries concerning the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations may be referred to the Title IX coordinator.
– Debby Perry
STUDENT & EMPLOYEE TITLE IX RIGHTS
Under California Education Code section 221.8:
(1) Equipment and supplies.
(2) Scheduling of games and practices.
(3) Transportation and daily allowances.
(4) Access to tutoring.
(6) Locker rooms.
(7) Practice and competitive facilities.
(8) Medical and training facilities and services.
i)You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
FILING A COMPLAINT
– You can send a completed version of this form or your own letter via email, facsimile, or regular mail to the following addresses:
To file a UCP or complaint under our Title IX/ Harassment/ Intimidation/ Discrimination/ Bullying policy directly with the Charter School, please follow procedures set forth in those policies.