Title IX

NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

The Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office (KCSOS) prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities, including athletic programs. No person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity operated by KCSOS. Title IX protects all participants in KCSOS educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees, and job applicants. KCSOS does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment and sexual violence.

Please refer to an overview of all KCSOS nondiscrimination policies and the following specific policies and procedures regarding sexual harassment/discrimination:

Sexual Harassment Policy and Complaint Procedure (SP 4119.11)

Uniform Complaint Policy and Procedures (SP 1312.3)

Uniform Complaint Notice (E 1312.3

Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures (SP 4119.12)

 Nondiscrimination in Employment (SP 4030)

COMPLAINTS

The following person is designated as the Employee Compliance Officer:

Toni Smith, Assistant Superintendent
tosmith@kern.org
Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office
1300 17th Street – CITY CENTRE
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 636-4784

The following person is designated as the Student Compliance Officer:

Desiree Von Flue, Assistant Superintendent
devonflue@kern.org
Kern County Superintendent of Schools Office
1300 17th Street – CITY CENTRE
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 636-4646

TRAINING

To access all Title IX training materials used by KCSOS:

Title IX Powerpoint 8.21.20 Training Booklet-MDA