Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. Title IX requires school districts to appoint a Title IX coordinator; notify all pupils, parents and guardians of pupils and school staff of their rights; and adopt and publish rules and procedures on how to receive, investigate and respond to a complaint. SB 1375 deals exclusively with promoting this information, and requires educational agencies, including public schools and school districts, county offices of education, charter schools and private schools that receive federal funding, to prominently and conspicuously display the following on their websites:
- The name and contact information of the Title IX coordinator, including a phone number and email address;
- The rights of pupils and the public, and the responsibilities of the educational agency under Title IX, including (1) links to the state Office for Equal Opportunity and federal Office for Civil Rights websites and (2) a list of the rights specified in Education Code section 221.8; and
- A description of how to file a complaint under Title IX, which will explain: (1) the statute of limitations; (2) investigative procedures, with links to the Office for Civil Rights website; and (3) a link to the Office for Civil Rights complaint form, and the contact information for the office.