How to file a Title IX Complaint
Title IX Coordinator
Jo Ann Eastlick, Human Resource Manager, is the Title IX Coordinator for the Siskiyou County Office of Education and can be reached by telephone at 530-842-8408 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
How to file a complaint:
You can file a complaint:
- Online - https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/howto.html
- Mail- See address below
- Facsimile - 415-486-5570
- Email - email@example.com
Filing a Title IX Complaint with SCOE
Complaints shall be submitted in written form in accordance with Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 1312.3 -Uniform Complaint Procedures. (Depending on the type of complaint, other policies and procedures may apply and may be used for processing of complaints.) If the complainant is unable to prepare the complaint in writing, administrative staff shall help him/her to do so.
Complaints must be filed within six (6) months from the date when the alleged unlawful discrimination occurred, or from the date the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying that is based on sex. The time for filing may be extended up to ninety days by the Superintendent or the Superintendent's designee, for good cause, upon written request by the complainant setting forth the reasons for the request for an extension of time to file a written complaint.
The compliance officer may informally discuss with all the parties the possibility of using mediation within three (3) business days after his or her receipt of the complaint. All complaints shall be appropriately investigated in a timely manner. Within ten (10) business days after the compliance officer receives the complaint, the compliance officer shall begin an investigation into the complaint. The investigation shall include an opportunity for the complainant, or the complainant's representative, or both, to present the compliance officer with any evidence, or information leading to evidence, to support the allegations in the complaint. Unless extended by a written agreement with the complainant, the County Office shall issue a written decision based on the evidence with sixty (60) calendar days from receipt of the complaint by the County Office.
Any complainant who is dissatisfied with the final written decision may file an appeal in writing with the California Department of Education with fifteen (15) calendar days of receiving the decision.
Complaints made by or on behalf of students may also be filed with the U.S.. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights within one-hundred and eighty (180) calendar days of the date of the alleged discrimination, unless the time for filing is extended by the Office of Civil Rights for good cause shown under certain circumstances.
Additional details about procedures for filing a complaint may be found in Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures. Please contact Human Resources for a copy of the procedures at 530-842-8407.
- U.S... Department of Education for Civil Rights - https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html
- Complaint Form- https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintform.pdf
- U.S... Department of Education- San Francisco Office
Office for Civil Rights
50 United Nations Plaza
Mail Box 1200, Room 1545
San Francisco, CA 94102
Phone Number - 415-486-5555 or 1-800-421-3481
Fax Number - 415-486-5570: TDD - 800-877-8339
- California Department of Education Office of Equal Opportunity - http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/di/or/oeo/asp
- For a copy of Board Policy and Administrative Regulations 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures, 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment, 5145.7 - Sexual Harassment, and 5145.9 - Hate-Motivated Behavior please contact Human Resources at 530-842-8407.