Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects students and employees from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities. Title IX is a federal law that has been used to promote equity in education by ensuring that people of all genders in the educational setting have equal access and experience equal treatment. In addition, Title IX protects transgender students and students who do not conform to gender stereotypes. State law also prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. Though most commonly known for sports, Title IX includes many different types of sexual discrimination, for example sexual harassment (including sexual violence), the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, and discrimination based on pregnancy. All forms of sexual harassment, whether student to student, staff to student, or student to staff, are prohibited in PUSD schools.
Piedmont Unified is committed to gender equity in athletics.. To read more about our equity audit including the process, findings, and our SB 1349 participation results visit our Title IX in Athletics page.
The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding issues related to PUSD non-discrimination policies:
Title IX Coordinator