Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs or activities which receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX 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.

 

More information about Title IX can be found on the US Department of Education website.

The title IX Coordinator for America's Finest Charter:

 

Jan Perry

Executive Director

730 45th St

San Diego, CA 92102

(619) 694-4809

jan@americasfinestcharterschool.org

Your Rights and Responsibilities Under Title IX

(a) You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.

(b) You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities and athletics offered by America's Finest Charter (AFC).

(d) You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.

(e) You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:

  • Equipment and supplies.

  • Scheduling of games and practices.

  • Transportation and daily allowances.

  • Access to tutoring.

  • Coaching.

  • Locker rooms.

  • Practice and competitive facilities.

  • Medical and training facilities and services.

  • Publicity.

(f) You have the right to have access to our Title IX Coordinator regarding gender equity laws. Please see above for this Coordinator’s contact information.

(g) You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office for Civil Rights or California Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex. See below for more information regarding how to file a complaint.

(h) You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.

(i) You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.

(j) You can find out more information regarding your rights, AFC’s responsibilities, and access information on gender equity laws from the following resources:


How to File a Complaint Under Title IX

(a) You can find more information regarding how to file a complaint as follows:

(b) A complaint regarding discrimination or harassment based on sex must ordinarily be filed with the U.S. Office for Civil Rights within 180 days of the last act of discrimination. If your complaint involves matters that occurred longer than this and you are requesting a waiver, you will be asked to show good cause why you did not file your complaint within the 180-day period. If you have questions about your situation, you can contact the California branch of the Office for Civil Rights at the address listed below. A complaint filed with AFC under unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying must be initiated no later than six (6) months from the date when the alleged unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying occurred, or six (6) months from the date when the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying. 

(c) The U.S. Office for Civil Rights has its own policies and procedures for investigating complaints. Please review the above link for more information about this process. A complaint filed with AFC under our Title IX/ Harassment/ Intimidation/ Discrimination/ Bullying policy will be investigated in compliance with those policies. 

(d) There are a variety of ways to file your complaint. You can use the U.S. Office for Civil Rights electronic complaint form filed directly through their website; or mail, email, or send by facsimile your own letter or a completed copy of the Office for Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint Form.

  • The electronic complaint form is available at https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html

  • You can send a completed version of this form or your own letter via email, facsimile, or regular mail to the following addresses:

    San Francisco Office
    Office for Civil Rights
    U.S. Department of Education
    50 United Nations Plaza
    Mail Box 1200, Room 1545
    San Francisco, CA 94102

    Telephone: 415-486-5555
    FAX: 415-486-5570; TDD: 800-877-8339
    Email: sanfrancisco@ed.gov or ocr@ed.gov


To file or complaint under our Title IX/ Harassment/ Intimidation/ Discrimination/ Bullying complaint directly with AFC, please follow procedures set forth in those policies.

K-8 Address

(619) 694-4809

730 45th St

San Diego, CA 92102

High School Address

(619) 909-2826

4481 Estrella Ave

San Diego, CA 92115

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