Title IX: Notice of Student Nondiscrimination/Notice of Nondiscrimination
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.
Title IX protects all participants in Monterey Peninsula Unified School District’s (“District”) educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees, and job applicants. The District 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.
The District has a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively to sex-based discrimination, including sexual harassment and sexual violence. If the District knows or reasonably should know about sex discrimination, it must take action to eliminate the sex discrimination, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects. The District must resolve complaints of sex discrimination promptly and equitably. Information on filing a complaint alleging sex-based discrimination is below, including contact information for the District’s Title IX Coordinator.
Title IX Compliance Team
In the event of a complaint regarding gender equity or sexual harassment, or discrimination, including harassment, intimidation and bullying because of actual or perceived disability, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, political affiliation or activity, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, contact MPUSD's Title IX Coordinator:
Dr. Manuel Nuñez
Title IX Coordinator
Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
Title IX Investigator
Assistant Superintendent, Mutli-Tiered Systems of Support
Titile IX Investigator
Chief of Communications and Engagement
Title IX Decision Maker
Director II, Human Resources
Title IX Appeal Decision Maker
Coordinator, College and Career Preparedness
Title IX Informal Resolution Facilitator
Director I, Multi-Tiered System of Support
The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District encourages the early, informal resolution of complaints at the site level whenever possible. Parents or guardians of students in the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District are urged therefore, to discuss their concerns directly with the school site employee(s) in question.
In accordance with the California Code of Regulations and the California Education Code, the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District has established the following procedures for handling different types of complaints. The types of complaints are listed below along with links to the corresponding complaint form.
Types of Complaints
Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP)
This complaint procedure governs complaints when addressing complaints alleging failure to comply with state and/or federal laws in (1) adult education, (2) consolidated categorical aid programs, (3) migrant education, (4) vocational education, (5) child care and development programs, (6) child nutrition programs, (7) special education programs, and (8) federal school safety planning requirements.
The UCP form is available in the main office at all schools and on the District website:
Complaints Concerning District Personnel
Every effort should be made to resolve the concerns of parents/guardians at the site or office level at the earliest possible stage. If a complainant is unable or unwilling to resolve the complaint directly with the employee, s/he may submit an oral or written complaint to the employee’s principal or immediate supervisor. A complaint related to a principal or district office administrator shall be initially filed in writing to the Superintendent. Complaints against the Superintendent shall be submitted, in writing, to the Board of Education.
- Board Policy 4030 Nondiscrimination in Employment
- Administrative Regulation 4030 Nondiscrimination in Employment
- Administrative Regulation 4031 Complaints Concerning Discrimination in Employment
- Board Policy 4119.11 Sexual Harassment
- Administrative Regulation 4119.11 Sexual Harassment
- Board Policy 1312.1
- Administrative Regulation 1312.1
- Exhibit 1312.1
The Monterey Peninsula Unified School District is committed to providing a safe and nurturing school environment that protects students from physical and emotional harm and is conducive to learning. The district is also committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education and in employment.
MPUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived age, ancestry, color, physical or mental disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical information, national origin, parental status, pregnancy status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, political affiliation or activity, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
The Student to Student harassment complaint process is intended to report any forms of alleged or observed discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived age, ancestry, color, physical or mental disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical information, national origin, parental status, pregnancy status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, political affiliation or activity, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in any program or activity that receives or benefits from state financial assistance.
- Board Policy 5131.2
- Administrative Regulation 5131.2
- How to file complaint or request for appeal
- Board Policy 5145.7 Sexual Harassment
- Administrative Regulation 5145.7 Sexual Harassment
The Superintendent has designated the following Compliance Officer to receive and investigate complaints and ensure District compliance with all state and federal laws prohibiting discrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color and/or national origin in programs and activities receiving federal financial assistance:
Dr. Manny Nuñez
Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
700 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940