Every school district that receives federal funding is required to designate and/or adequately train at least one employee to coordinate the recipient's Title IX responsibilities. Title IX regulations also require the name and contact information of each Title IX coordinator be made public by the educational institutions. Village Charter Academy affirms its commitment to equality of opportunity of individuals. This commitment requires that no discrimination shall occur regarding admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, any programs and activity on the basis of age, race, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, citizenship, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, medical condition, religion, or marital status.
Complaints alleging noncompliance with Title IX should be directed to the Civil Rights/Title IX Coordinator:
Principal [email protected] 818-716-2887
7357 Jordan Ave Canoga Park, CA 91406
For additional information: https://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/eo/genequitytitleix.asp
Where can I get more information on the rights of a pupil and the public and the responsibilities of the public school under Title IX?
How may I file a discrimination complaint?
You may file a complaint with School’s Title IX Coordinator:
A complaint may be filed anonymously if it provides evidence or information leading to evidence to support an allegation of noncompliance.
Otherwise, a discrimination complaint may be filed with the Office for Civil Rights:
San Francisco Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 United Nations Plaza
Mail Box 1200, Room 1545
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone: (415) 486-5555
Email: [email protected]
United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Complaint Form
Is there a statute of limitations for filing an alleged incident of harassment or discrimination?
Any parent, guardian, individual, organization has the right to file a written complaint of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying on the basis of a protected characteristic within six months from the date the alleged incident occurred or the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged incident.
Consistent with School’s Uniform Complaint Procedures policy, the timeline for filing a complaint of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying is extended by the Title IX Coordinator or designee, upon written request by the complainant setting forth the reasons for the extension. Such extension by the Title IX Coordinator or designee shall be made in writing. The period for filing may be extended by the Title IX Coordinator or designee for good cause for a period not to exceed 90 days following the expiration of the six month time period. The Title IX Coordinator shall respond appropriately upon a receipt of a request for extension.
How are discrimination complaints investigated?
Complaints filed with School are conducted pursuant to its Uniform Complaint Procedures (“UCP”) policy. Under School’s UCP policy, School has 60 calendar days from office receipt to investigate the complaint and to send a letter with findings to relevant parties.
During the investigative process, School shall contact complainant and other applicable parties to request documents and information. School provides an opportunity for the complainant to present evidence or information to support his/her allegations.
For federal guidance on how complaint investigations and how complaints may be further pursued, please see the following links:
United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights