Generally, a complaint is an oral or written statement alleging a violation of federal or state laws or regulations, which may include an allegation of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying.
PLEASE NOTE: During the school closures, the Title IX Office is operating remotely. If you need assistance, please email the Title IX Coordinator, Kelly Gallagher.
The PAUSD Title IX Office receives and investigates complaints brought by parents and students alleging unlawful discrimination including discriminatory harassment, (such as sexual harassment, sexual violence or harassment based on a protected characteristic), intimidation, or bullying against any person in district programs and activities, including, but not limited to, those program or activities funded directly by or that receive or benefit from any state financial assistance, based on the person's actual or perceived characteristics or race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or any other characteristic identified in Education Code 200  or 220 , Government Code 11135 , or Penal Code 422.55 , or based on the person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics (5 CCR 4610).
There are new Title IX regulations effective August 14, 2020 and PAUSD is in the process of reviewing policies and procedures.
Title IX Chat, filmed by Palo Alto High School student Cody Hmelar.