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Humboldt County Office of Education: Title IX

Title IX

PROHIBITING SEX-BASED DISCRIMINATION

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities, including athletic programs. No person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity operated by HCOE. Title IX protects all participants in HCOE’s educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees, and job applicants. HCOE does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment and sexual violence.

In addition to Title IX, the California Education Code prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools. (California Education Code §§ 220-221.1.) Other state and federal laws also prohibit discrimination and ensure equality in education. Please refer to the following specific policies and procedures regarding sexual harassement:

Title IX Coordinator: Colby Smart, Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
Humboldt County Office of Education
Eureka, CA 95501
707-445-7030 | csmart@hcoe.org

For more information

Personnel Director

Jenny Bowen | Director of Personnel Services
445-7039 | jbowen@hcoe.org

Administration Office

Hannah Gossi | Administrative Assistant II
707-445-7001 | hgossi@hcoe.org

Melissa Hodgson | Administrative Assistant III
707-445-7031 | mhodgson@hcoe.org

Press Inquiries

Ken Conlin | Communications Center Manager/Public Information Officer
707-445-7767 | kconlin@hcoe.org

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