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Title IX

ComplianceNondiscrimination Statement

Pathways Academy Adult Education (PAAE) is committed to promoting a discrimination-free and harassment-free educational and work environment. In compliance with state and federal law, PAAE prohibits discrimination and harassment regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability (mental and physical), exercising the right to family care and medical leave, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, military or veteran status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religious creed, sex (includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and related medical conditions), and sexual orientation.  PAAE also ensures equal opportunities for education and prohibits retaliation for reporting any violation of this policy. Additionally, reporting, or assisting in reporting, suspected violations of this policy and cooperating in investigations or proceedings arising out of a violation of this policy are protected activities under this policy.


PAAE follows California Senate Bills 1349 and 1375 (Title IX) to ensure equal access to educational programs, activities, athletics, and facilities for all individuals, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression. The school is committed to providing a discrimination-free environment and protecting against discrimination in the areas of athletics, sexual misconduct (including sexual harassment and violence), support for pregnant and parenting students, admission and recruitment processes, and employment.

Education Code Article 4. Sex Equity in Education Act

Title IX/Uniform Complaint Procedure Coordinator

Jarom Luedtke, Executive Director
Title IX/Uniform Complaint Procedure Coordinator
26025 Newport Rd.
Suite A205
Menifee, CA 92584
Telephone: (619) 791-1600

STUDENT RIGHTS (Education Code Section 221.8)

(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, including athletics.

(c) You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.

(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:

  1. Equipment and supplies.
  2. Scheduling of games and practices.
  3. Transportation and daily allowances.
  4. Access to tutoring.
  5. Coaching.
  6. Locker rooms.
  7. Practice and competitive facilities.
  8. Medical and training facilities and services.
  9. Publicity.

(f) You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.

(g) You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.

(h) You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office of Civil Rights or the State 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.

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

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

PAAE does not offer competitive athletic programs for students. There is no data to post regarding student participation in competitive athletic programs.


An individual who believes they have been discriminated against in violation of the school’s Title IX policy may file a complaint with the school’s administration or the Title IX Complaint Coordinator.  Title IX complaints may be filed following the school’s policy and procedures as outlined in the board approved policy. Title IX, Harassment, Intimidation, Discrimination, and Bullying Policy

If the complaint is based on a crime such as a sexual assault, individuals should also file a report with the local police department.


A report may be accepted in either verbal or written format and must be filed within six months from the date the incident occurred. The school will conduct an informal investigation process, which will be completed within 60 days from the date of the complaint being filed.

Investigation Process:

The school will ensure every allegation is investigated thoroughly with impartiality and will make every effort to treat all parties fairly, protecting complainants and participants in the investigation from retaliation.  Based on its findings, the school will additionally review its practices and policies and, where appropriate, implement remedies to prevent any recurrence of sexual misconduct.  Investigations will be completed following the procedures outlined in the school’s Title IX, Harassment, Intimidation, Discrimination, and Bullying Policy.

Complainants have a right to a timely and informal resolution at the school level. If the complainant is dissatisfied with the school’s decision, an appeal of the findings may be made to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

OCR provides an online complaint filing system.

OCR can also be contacted through the California regional office at:
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

OCR Time Requirement:

OCR requires complaints to be filed within 180 calendar days of the alleged discrimination. Please contact OCR, or visit the websites above, if you have any questions about this time requirement.

Where Can Students/Parents Obtain Further Information or Assistance?

We are committed to supporting our students and community to provide an educational and employment environment free from discrimination.  We encourage you to speak to the administration at PAAE if you have any concerns or need additional information.  The following resources are also available for support:

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

For more information about the rights and responsibilities of a pupil and the public and the responsibilities of the school under Title IX, please see links below:

ARTICLE 4. Sex Equity in Education Act 221.8
California Department of Education, Office of Equal Opportunity
United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights



Professional Boundaries Policy