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Title IX

 

Rights and Responsibilities Regarding Filing a Title IX Complaint

 

 

Title IX Coordinator Contact Information

 

All complaints should be sent to our Title IX Coordinator, who can be reached at:

Tracie Bowdoin, Interim CEO/Principal

Phone: 818-758-5200

Email: t.bowdoin@birminghamcharter.com

 

Your Rights and Responsibilities Under Title IX

 

(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 and athletics offered by BCCHS.

 

(c)  You have the right to inquire of the athletic director or other appropriate BCCHS administrator 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:

  •      Equipment and supplies.
  •      Scheduling of games and practices.
  •      Transportation and daily allowances.
  •      Access to tutoring.
  •      Coaching.
  •      Locker rooms.
  •      Practice and competitive facilities.
  •      Medical and training facilities and services.
  •      Publicity.

 

(f)  You have the right to have access to our Title IX Coordinator regarding gender equity laws.  Please see above for this Coordinator’s contact information.

 

(g)  You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office for Civil Rights or California 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.  See below for more information regarding how to file a complaint.

 

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

 

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

 

(j)  You can find out more information regarding your rights, BCCHS’s responsibilities, and access information on gender equity laws from the following resources:

 

How to File a Complaint Under Title IX

 

(a)  You can find more information regarding how to file a complaint as follows:

Birmingham’s website www.birminghamcharter.com;

 Click here.

OR

Main Office

Birmingham Community Charter High School

17000 Haynes Street

Lake Balboa, CA 91406.

 

(b)  A complaint regarding discrimination or harassment based on sex must ordinarily be filed with the U.S. Office for Civil Rights within 180 days of the last act of discrimination.  If your complaint involves matters that occurred longer than this and you are requesting a waiver, you will be asked to show good cause why you did not file your complaint within the 180-day period.  If you have questions about your situation, you can contact the California branch of the Office for Civil Rights at the address listed below.  A complaint filed with BCCHS under our UCP alleging unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying must be initiated no later than six (6) months from the date when the alleged unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying occurred, or six (6) months from the date when the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying. 

 

(c)  The U.S. Office for Civil Rights has its own policies and procedures for investigating complaints.  Please review the above link for more information about this process.  A complaint filed with BCCHS under our UCP or Title IX/ Harassment/ Intimidation/ Discrimination/ Bullying policy  will be investigated in compliance with those policies.

 

(d)  There are a variety of ways to file your complaint.  You can use the U.S. Office for Civil Rights electronic complaint form filed directly through their website; or mail, email, or send by facsimile your own letter or a completed copy of the Office for Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint Form. 

 

San Francisco Office

Office for Civil Rights

U.S. Department of Education

50 United Nations Plaza

Mail Box 1200, Room 1545

San Francisco, CA 94102

 

Telephone: 415-486-5555

FAX: 415-486-5570; TDD: 800-877-8339

Email: ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov or ocr@ed.gov

 

 

To file a UCP complaint or complaint under our Title IX/ Harassment/ Intimidation/ Discrimination/ Bullying policy directly with BCCHS, please follow procedures set forth in those policies. 

 

 

Title IX Policy

Click here to access the Uniform Complaint Policy page to find the following:

  • Title IX Harassment Intimidation Discrimination and Bullying Policy
  • Notice of School Policy Against Harassment, Intimation, Discrimination and Bullying
  • Complaint Form
Student Participation in Sports Program
Click on the files below for the annual report required by SB 1349 and Title IX.