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Legislation SB 1375

Students' Rights Legislation SB 1375

Legislation SB 1375

“Passed in September 2016, SB 1375 requires any public or private school, charter school, school district, or county office of education that is subject to federal Title IX requirements to publicly post to the school’s website by July 1, 2017”


Students’ rights and the School’s responsibilities under Title IX:

  • The rights listed by Education Code § 221.8 are as follows:


    The following list of rights, which are based on the relevant provisions of the federal regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. Sec. 1681 et seq.), may be used by the department for purposes of Section 221.6:

    (a) You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.

    (b) You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.

    (c) You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.

    (d) You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.

    (e) You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:

    (1) Equipment and supplies.

    (2) Scheduling of games and practices.

    (3) Transportation and daily allowances.

    (4) Access to tutoring.

    (5) Coaching.

    (6) Locker rooms.

    (7) Practice and competitive facilities.

    (8) Medical and training facilities and services.

    (9) Publicity.

    (f) You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.

    (g) You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.

    (h) You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office of Civil Rights or the State 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.

    (i) You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.

    (j) You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.”

*The statute of limitations within which a complaint must be filed after an alleged incident of discrimination is ordinarily within 180 days.* 

Complaints pertaining to Title IX issues could be filed by utilizing the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) as identified in California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Sections 4600 et. seq. For the UCP form and additional information see the links below.

Uniform Complaint Procedures and Resolution of Discrimination/Harassment Complaint