Title VI (Race-Based Nondiscrimination)

Title VI is a federal law that protects persons from discrimination based on their race, color or national origin in any program or activity that receives federal financial assistance. Title VI ensures that a school district will provide the same opportunities for the above students to participate in programs and classes to the same extent afforded to others.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 says that "No person in the United States shall, on the grounds of race or ethnicity, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance" from the U.S. Department of Education.


Complaint Process

Students or parents/guardians should report their verbal or written Title VI complaint to the school administrator or Title IX Coordinator within six months from the date the alleged incident occurred or first obtained knowledge. Complainants have a right to a timely and informal resolution at the school site.


Jason Rubin, Director of Human Resources
Title IX Coordinator
Gateway USD District Office
4411 Mountain Lakes Blvd.
Redding, CA 96003
(530) 245-7907
jrubin@gwusd.org

If the complainant is dissatisfied with the school-site decision, the complainant may file a written Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) complaint directly with the Superintendent's Office. This will begin the investigation process which must be completed within 60 days. An appeal of the Superintendent Office's findings may be made to the California Department of Education - Office of Equal Opportunity.

James M. Harrell, Superintendent
Gateway USD District Office
4411 Mountain Lakes Blvd.
Redding, CA 96003
(530) 245-7908
jharrell@gwusd.org

CA Department of Education's Office of Equality
Office of Equal Opportunity
Sharon Felix-Rochon, Director
1430 N Street
Sacramento, CA 95814-5901
Telephone: 916-445-9174
Fax: 916-324-9818
Email: oeoinfo@cde.ca.gov

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)
U.S. Department of Education
San Francisco Office
50 United Nations Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: 415-486-5555
Fax: 415-486-5570
E-mail: OCR.SanFrancisco@ed.gov
OCR Discrimination Complaint Form

Website Resources:
CA Department of Education's Office for Equality
U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights

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