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.
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.
51006-51007 Equitable access to technological education programs
Title IX, Prohibition of Sex Discrimination, of the Education Amendments of 1972
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)
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
(559) 655-4471 | (559) 351-0687
Paul Lopez, Ed.D, Superintendent
Mendota Unified School District
Mendota, CA 93640