• Title IX

    Nondiscrimination Statement

     

    Notice of Non- Discrimination: Bellflower Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, immigration status, marital status, parental status, pregnancy status, medical information or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Parents/students who have questions or concerns about the policy can contact Stacey Stewart, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education and Student Support, Title IX and Equity Compliance Officer, 16703 S. Clark Avenue, Bellflower, CA 90706, staceystewart@busd.k12.ca.us, (562) 866-9011 ext. 2030. For more information, visit the Non-Discrimination Title IX section in the Quick Links or the U.S. Department of Education website.

    For more information, visit the Non-Discrimination Title IX section in the Quick Links or the U.S. Department of Education website.

    Pupils have the right to a free public education, regardless of immigration status or religious beliefs. More information about these rights is available from the California Attorney General, click on the links below to learn more.

    Know Your Rights - English

    Know Your Rights - Spanish

    Title IX Compliance

    Policy against Discrimination Based on Sex

    The Bellflower Unified School District is committed to providing educational programs that are free from unlawful discrimination based on legally protected characteristics, including sex and gender as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The District’s general nondiscrimination/harassment policy is found at: Board Policy 5145.3

    The District’s Title IX Coordinator: Stewart, Assistant Superintendent of Special Education and Student Support, Title IX and Equity Compliance Officer, 16703 S. Clark Avenue, Bellflower, CA 90706, staceystewart@busd.k12.ca.us, (562) 866-9011 ext. 2030

    Students Rights

    The resources below provide additional information on student rights.

    Student Rights Pursuant to Education Code 221.8

    California Department of Education’s Office for Equal Opportunity

    United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights

    United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights Complaint Form

    BC5145.7

    Contact Information:  1-800-421-3481 or ocr@ed.gov

    School’s Responsibilities

    Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits discrimination based on sex in programs and activities of federally funded institutions. School district programs and activities must be operated free from discrimination. Key areas addressed by Title IX include: athletics; sexual misconduct, including sexual harassment and sexual violence; pregnant and parenting students; off-campus activities; recruitment and admission; and employment. Schools must protect against discrimination in these areas. Schools must also prohibit retaliation against any person for opposing an unlawful practice or policy, or filing, testifying about, or participating in any complaint under Title IX. 

    For more information about schools’ responsibilities under Title IX, please visit:

    The California Office of Equal Opportunity 

    The United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights 

    How to File a Title IX Complaint 

    Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against in violation of Title IX may file a complaint with the District or the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). If a crime is involved, such as sexual assault, individuals may also file a report with the local police department. A person may pursue one or all of these avenues at the same time. Below is a summary of each process.

    Uniform Complaint Procedure, Williams, Title IX