Title IX Students

Title IX/ Harassment

The Sacramento City Unified  School District is committed to provide an educational environment free of unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature including sexual advances, requests for sexual favor, and other verbal or physical conduct or communications constituting sexual harassment, as defined and otherwise prohibited by state and federal law.

Summary of Sexual Harassment Policy

Sexual harassment is against the law in all schools in California (Education Codes 200, 212.6, 48900.2) and in the United States (Title IX). Sexual harassment is also in violation of Sacramento City Unified School District Board Policy (BP 5145.7).  All forms of sexual harassment, whether student to student, staff to student, or student to staff, are unlawful at SCUSD schools. (Note: Education Code 48900.2 does not apply to children in grades K – 3.)

Annual Parent and Student Rights Notification and Standards of Behavior Handbook

Sacramento City USD Board of Education Policy (BP 5145.7)

Sacramento City USD Board of Education Administrative Regulation (AR 5145.3 )

Department of Education's Summary of Major Provisions of the Title IX Final Rule

Title IX Officer and Specialists

Stephan Brown, Director, Student Hearing & Placement Department

Title IX Specialists by School Site

Definition of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment includes verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature which may have a negative impact upon the victim’s academic or work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational/work environment.

Specific Examples of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to:

  1. Unwelcome written, verbal, physical, and/or visual contact with sexual overtones such as slurs, jokes, touching, blocking movement, sexual cartoons or drawings, and obscene language.
  2. Continuing to express sexual interest after being informed that the interest is unwelcome.
  3. Sexting (sending sexually explicit photos or text), or electronic postings with sexual overtones on Instagram, FaceBook, Twitter, YouTube, or other media. 

Complaint Process

As provided for under Title IX, and other state and federal law, students/families have the right to file a formal complaint of sexual harassment or gender-based discrimination at school. The Title IX/Harassment form is used to initiate the official process established for addressing such complaints.

Download a Title IX/Harassment


For further information on notice of non-discrimination:

U.S. Office of Civil Rights

CA Dept. of Education Office of Equal Opportunity