Title IX 

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. 1681 et. Seq. (Title IX) is a Federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in education programs and activities that receive or benefit from Federal financial assistance.  Generally, a school district may not excuse, deny or provide different or lesser services to applicants or beneficiaries on the basis of sex.  Sex discrimination includes a hostile environment created by sexual harassment or sexual violence in the education setting.

Nondiscrimination and Equivalent Opportunities in the Athletic Program

No student shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, be denied equivalent opportunity in, or otherwise be discriminated against in interscholastic, intramural, or club athletics on the basis of actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, or any other basis specified in law. (Education Code 220, 230; 5 CCR 4920; 34 CFR 106.41)

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)
(cf 5145.3 – Nondiscrimination/Harassment)

The Superintendent or designee may provide single-sex teams where selection for the teams is based on competitive skills. (5 CCR 4921; 34 CFR 106.41)

Each student shall be allowed to participate in any single-sex athletic program or activity consistent with his/her gender identity and for which s/he is otherwise eligible to participate, irrespective of the gender listed on the student’s records.

When a school provides only one team in a particular sport for members of one sex, but provides no team in the same sport for members of the other sex, and athletic opportunities in the total program for that sex have been previously limited, members of the excluded sex shall be allowed to try out and compete with the team. The same standards for eligibility shall be applied to every student trying out for a team, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, or other protected group status. (5 CCR 4921; 34 CFR 106.41)

When determining whether equivalent opportunities are available to both sexes in athletic programs, the Superintendent or designee shall consider, among other factors: (5 CCR 4922; 34 CFR 106.41)

  1. Whether the selection of sports and levels of competition offered effectively accommodate the interests and abilities of both sexes
    The athletic program shall be considered to effectively accommodate the interests and abilities of both sexes if it meets one of the following criteria: (Education Code 230)

    1. The interscholastic-level participation opportunities for male and female students are provided in numbers substantially proportionate to their respective enrollments.

    2. When the members of one sex have been and are underrepresented among interscholastic athletes, the district can show a history and a continuing practice of program expansion that is demonstrably responsive to the developing interests and abilities of the members of that sex.

    3. When the members of one sex are currently underrepresented among interscholastic athletes and the district cannot show a history and continuing practice of program expansion as required in item #b above, the district can demonstrate that the interests and abilities of the members of that sex have been fully and effectively accommodated by the present program.

  2. The provision and maintenance of equipment and supplies

  3. Scheduling of games and practice times, selection of the season for a sport, and location of the games and practices

  4. Travel and per diem allowances

  5. Opportunities to receive coaching and academic tutoring

  6. Assignment and compensation of coaches and tutors

  7. Provision of locker rooms and practice and competitive facilities

  8. Provision of medical and training facilities and services

  9. Provision of housing and dining facilities and services

  10. Publicity

  11. Provision of necessary funds

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To File a Title IX Complaint
Additional information about Title IX complaints can be found on the Complaint webpage under Sexual Harassment (Title IX Complaints).

Title IX complaints can be filed by completing the UNIFORM COMPLAINT FORM [English] [Spanish] and returning it to:

Director of Student Support Services, Laura Juanitas

Title IX Compliance Officer
Davis Joint Unified School District
526 B Street
Davis, CA 95616
(530) 757-5300 ext. 140
FAX: 530-757-5323