Non-Discrimination, Title IX and Equity

  • Notification of Non-Discrimination Policy

    The Sunnyvale School District is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying, including discrimination against an individual or group, on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, actual or potential marital or parental status, pregnancy, actual or potential family status, physical or mental disability, nationality, race or ethnicity, ethnic group identification, medical condition, genetic information, homelessness or foster status; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

    This notice is provided as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, and the California Code of Regulations Title 5, Chapter 5.3 Nondiscrimination

    Information regarding rights and responsibilities:

    List of Rights and Responsibilities under Title IX

    List of Rights Specified in EC 221.8 

    Gender Equity/Title IX CDE

    For Athletes' Bill of Rights in English and in Spanish please go to:

    California Department of Education Office of Equal Opportunity and Access 

    California Department of Education Bullying Prevention and Training Resources

    For questions and concerns related to Title IX and Equity for students, please contact:

    Paul Slayton, Director of Student Services/Title IX and Equity Coordinator

    Work address: P.O. Box 3217, Sunnyvale, CA 94088-3217

    Phone/Extension: 408-522-8200 Ext. 1071

    Fax: 408-522-8336


    For questions and concerns related to Title IX for staff, please contact:

    Jeremy Nishihara, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources and Informational Systems

    Work address: P.O. Box 3217, Sunnyvale, CA 94088-3217

    Phone/Extension: 408-522-8200 Ext. 1010

    Fax: 408-522-8951


    Inquiries and complaints may also be addressed to:

    San Francisco Office of Civil Rights

    U.S. Department of Education

    50 Beale Street, Suite 7200

    San Francisco, CA 94105

    Phone: 415-486-5555


    Information regarding filing a complaint:

    Statute of Limitations:

    “You need to file your complaint within 180 calendar days after the discrimination. There are certain limited circumstances that allow our agency to grant a waiver. If you need more information about your situation, contact the OCR enforcement office responsible for the state in which the institution is located.” – OCR website

    Website and Complaint Form:

    How Complaints are Investigated: