Title IX Statement and Student Anti-Bullying

Title IX Statement and Student Anti-Bullying

District Policy on Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying

The Magnolia School District is committed to providing an environment free from discrimination.  Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects individuals from discrimination (including sexual harassment and sexual violence) based on sex in any educational program or activity.  Title IX also prohibits retaliation for asserting or otherwise participating in claims of sex discrimination.

For more information, contact the Title IX Coordinator at:

Title IX Coordinator
David Appling, Ed.D., Executive Director Human Resources
Magnolia School District
2705 West Orange Avenue, Anaheim, California 92804
714-761-5533
dappling@magnoliasd.org

 

Additional information:

Title IX and Student Anti-Bullying

Every student is entitled to a safe school environment free from discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation, and bullying.  The District’s Policies regarding discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation and bullying can be accessed on this website. Copies are also available in the school office.

  1. The District prohibits bullying. This includes, but is not limited to, discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation and bullying based on the actual or perceived characteristics set forth in Penal Code section 422.55 and Education Code section 220, actual or perceived ancestry, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Bullying is defined in Education Code section 48900®.
  2. School personnel must immediately intervene if they witness an act of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation or bullying, provided it is safe to do so. Personnel must report the act to their school principal within 24 hours.
  3. School personnel that receive a report of alleged discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation or bullying, must notify their school principal within 24 hours.
  4. Parents or students should notify the principal immediately of acts of discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation or bullying.
  5. You may make an anonymous complaint by contacting the principal. If there is sufficient corroborating information, the principal will commence an investigation.
  6. Complaints will be considered confidential. However, it may be necessary to disclose certain information in order to effectively investigate.
  7. Students who violate the District’s policies on discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation and bullying may be subject to discipline, including other means of correction, suspension and expulsion.
  8. The District prohibits retaliation against individuals who make complaints or provide information related to such complaints.
  9. Concerns regarding discrimination, harassment, sexual harassment, intimidation or bullying may also be reported to the District’s Executive Director of Student Services, Bill Bailey at 714-761-5533 or bbailey@magnoliasd.org.
  10. Complaints regarding employee conduct may be directed to the Executive Director Human Resources, David Appling at 714-761-5533 or dappling@magnoliasd.org.

 

Title IX

The District designates the individual identified below as the employee responsible for coordinating the District’s efforts to comply with applicable state and federal civil rights laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and to answer inquiries regarding the District’s nondiscrimination policies. The individual shall also serve as the compliance officer specified in AR1312.3 – Uniform Complaint Procedures as the responsible employee to handle complaints alleging unlawful discrimination targeting a student, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying, based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or any other legally protected status or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The coordinator/compliance officer designee may also be contacted at:

Title IX Coordinator
David Appling, Ed.D., Executive Director Human Resources
Magnolia School District
2705 West Orange Avenue, Anaheim, California 92804
714-761-5533
dappling@magnoliasd.org

Title IX Designee/Investigator
Bill Bailey, Executive Director, Student Services
Magnolia School District
2705 W Orange Avenue, Anaheim, CA  92804
714-761-5533
bbailey@magnoliasd.org

 

Uniform Complaint Procedures ( AR 1312.3 )

Additional Guidelines

  1. A complaint concerning unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying shall be initiated no later than six months from the date when the alleged action occurred, or six months from the date when the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged action. However, upon written request by the complainant, the Superintendent or designee may extend the filing period for up to 90 calendar days. (5 CCR 4630)
  2. Within 10 calendar days of receiving the complaint, the compliance officer shall provide the complainant and/or their representative an opportunity to present the complaint and any evidence, or information leading to evidence, to support the allegations in the complaint.
  3. Within 30 calendar days of receiving the complaint, the compliance officer shall prepare and send to the complainant a written report of the District’s investigation and decision.
  4. If the complainant is dissatisfied with the compliance officer’s decision, they may, within five business days, file their complaint in writing with the Board.
  5. The Board may consider the matter its next regular Board meeting or at a special Board meeting convened in order to meet the 60-day time limit within which the complaint must be answered. The Board may decide not to hear the complaint, in which case the compliance officer’s decision shall be final.
  6. The Complainant has a right to appeal the District’s decision within 15 calendar days to the California Department of Education.

Complainants may also refer to Title IX inquiries to the US Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. You may access the OCR Complaint form and filing procedures at the following link: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html