Rocklin Unified School District

Title IX is a federal law that was passed in 1972 to ensure that male and female students and employees in educational settings are treated equally and fairly. It protects against discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment). In addition, Title IX protects transgender students and students who do not conform to sex stereotypes. State law also prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."
 
Title IX requires that each school district have at least one person designated as the Title IX Coordinator. Please see coordinator contact information below.
 
Rocklin Unified School District (RUSD) shall implement specific and continuing steps to notify applicants for admission and employment, students and parents of elementary and secondary school students, employees, sources of referral of applicants for admission and employment, and all unions or professional organizations holding collective bargaining or professional agreements with RUSD, that it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the educational program or activity which it operates, and that it is required by Title IX and this part not to discriminate in such a manner. 
 
Title IX Coordinators:

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Matt Murphy, Director, Personnel Services
Rocklin Unified School District, Placer County
2615 Sierra Meadows Drive, Rocklin CA 95677
(916) 630-2428 / mmurphy@rocklinusd.org
 
Martin Flowers, Director, Secondary Programs
Rocklin Unified School District, Placer County
2615 Sierra Meadows Drive, Rocklin CA 95677
(916) 630-2428 / mflowers@rocklinusd.org
Title IX Complaint Procedures

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A student, parent, guardian, employee, individual, or organization may file a Title IX complaint using the District's Uniform Complaint Procedure (UCP) process by sending a complaint to the Title IX Coordinators (listed above).
 
The UCP information, including the ability to access District Board Policy/Administrative Regulation 1312.3, is available on our UCP page and the complaint form is available to download by clicking the link on that page.  Other acceptable forms of complaint include handwritten letters. If you need assistance putting your complaint in writing, please contact the Title IX Coordinators.  You may file a complaint anonymously, but the District's ability to investigate and respond may be limited by a lack of information.  
 
Timeline
Statute of Limitations - 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.  The timeline for filing a complaint of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying may be extended by the Superintendent or designee, upon written request by the complainant setting forth the reasons for the extension. Such extension by the Superintendent or designee shall be made in writing. The period for filing may be extended by the Superintendent or designee for good cause for a period not to exceed 90 days following the expiration of the six month time period. The Superintendent shall respond immediately upon a receipt of a request for extension. 
Investigation Procedures - Complaints will be investigated and a written report with a Decision will be sent to the complainant within sixty (60) days from the receipt of the complaint. This time period may be extended by written agreement of the complainant. The person responsible for investigating the complaint shall conduct and complete the investigation in accordance with our UCP policies and procedures. The complainant has a right to appeal our Decision of complaints regarding specific programs and activities subject to the UCP, pupil fees and the LCAP to the California Department of Education (CDE) by filing a written appeal within 15 days of receiving our Decision. The appeal must be accompanied by a copy of the originally-filed complaint and a copy of our Decision.

Additional Information
You may also file a discrimination complaint with the United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR).  For more information, visit http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html or call 800-421-3481.  The electronic complaint form for OCR is available online at https://ocrcas.ed.gov.
 
For information about how to file other types of complaints and the procedures for those complaints, please contact the District Office at (916) 624-2428.
 
Note:  You will be prompted to sign-in when following the links to specific Board Policies and Administrative Regulations. When prompted, use "public" as the username and "rocklin" as the password.