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Sex Discrimination Policy 5145.3

Sex Discrimination Policy 5145.3

BP 5145.3

Students

Non-discrimination

MUSD is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

 

Sex Discrimination

No discrimination between the sexes shall be permitted in opportunities for admission, participation in curricular and co-curricular activities including intramural and interscholastic sports or in the extension of any other privileges or advantages. The board prohibits separation of students based on gender in P.E. (Physical Education) courses and activities except for sports the purpose or major activity of which involves bodily contact. Students may be grouped in P.E. classes and activities by ability as assessed by objective standards of individual performance developed and applied without regard to sex. In certain cases, as provided by law and district policy and regulation, separate arrangements may be made for students according to sex in order to protect modesty in shower rooms and instruction which deals exclusively with human sexuality or to accommodate the special needs of choral groups related to vocal range or quality. Where use of a single grading standard in a P.E. class has an adverse effect on members of one sex, the District may use appropriate standards which do not have such an effect.

 In all school operations, the faculty must be especially careful to guard against unconscious sex discrimination and stereotyping.

Students and parents/guardians shall be notified at the beginning of each school year that district educational programs and activities do not discriminate on the basis of sex.

Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE
200-­262 Prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex

51006-­51007 Equitable access to technological education programs

Title IX, Prohibition of Sex Discrimination, of the Education Amendments of 1972

FEDERAL REGULATION

45 CFR, Section 86.9

BRENDEN V. INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

(Minnesota), U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, 742.41 Law Week 1170

RITACCO V. NORWIN SCHOOL DISTRICT ET AL.

U.S. District Court, W.D. Pennsylvania, 361 F. Supp. 930 (1973)

GILPEN V. KANSAS STATE HIGH SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATION, INC.

377 F. Supp. 1233 (1974)

 Policy adopted:  April 24, 2013 MENDOTA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT - Mendota, CA

Special Assistance

It is expected that questions may arise concerning this policy. For assistance in these matters, individuals may contact:

Rebecca M. Gamez, Title IX District Coordinator 211 Smoot Avenue

Mendota, CA 93640 

rgamez@mendotaschools.org

(559) 655-4471 |  (559) 351-0687

 or:

Paul Lopez, Ed.D, Superintendent

Mendota Unified School District

plopez@mendotaschools.org

115 McCabe Avenue

Mendota, CA 93640

(559) 655-4942