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Title IX Notification

(Education Code section 221.61)

Nondiscrimination Statement

The Adelanto Elementary School District Board of Trustees is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination including discrimination against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; the 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.

(Board Policy 0410)

For questions or complaints, contact:

Title IX Coordinator

Ireri Peralta, Executive Assistant II

18824 Air Expressway, Adelanto, CA 92301

(760)246-8691 |

Equity Compliance Officer

Dr. Tasha Doizan, Assistant Superintendent of Academic Services

18824 Air Expressway, Adelanto, CA 92301

(760)246-8691 |

504 Coordinator

Carol Coburn, Director of Academic Services

18824 Air Expressway, Adelanto, CA 92301

(760)246-8691 |



The District’s Title IX Team

Kim Guthrie, Director, Special Education

Carol Coburn, Director of Academic Services

Kathryn Kouskievicz, Principal, Melva Davis Academy of Excellence

Melanie Olson-Zavala, Director of Risk Management and Benefits

Ireri Peralta, Executive Assistant, Human Resource Services

Karen Ward, Principal, El Mirage School

Vacant, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources


Roles of the Team


Summary of Student Rights (Education Code section 221.8)

(a) You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and to be free from discrimination based on your sex.

(b) You have the right to an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.

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

(d) You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.

(e) You have the right to equitable treatment and benefits in:


(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 access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions about gender equity laws.

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

(h) You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office for Civil Rights (OCR) or CDE if you believe you have been discriminated against or 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 from retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.

For more information regarding student rights under Title IX, please visit:

The California Office of Equal Opportunity at

The United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights at



The 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 at


The United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights at


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.


A. District Complaint

Title IX complaints may be filed using the District’s uniform complaint procedure.


Time Requirement:

A complaint with the District must be filed within six months of the discrimination occurring or your awareness of the discrimination (5 CCR 4630(b)).


Investigation Procedure:

Upon receipt of any complaint related to a potential Title IX violation, the District will ensure every allegation is investigated promptly, adequately and impartially.  The District will also take steps to protect all complainants from retaliation and ensure all parties are treated fairly throughout the District’s investigation process. As part of its Title IX obligations, the District also takes steps to prevent recurrence of any sexual violence and remedy discriminatory effects on the complainant and others, as appropriate. The District’s procedure for investigating a Title IX complaint can be found in our Board Policy Procedures.


Please contact the Title IX Coordinator if you have any questions.


B. OCR Complaint

For information regarding filing a complaint with OCR, please see


OCR provides an online complaint filing system at


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


Time Requirement:


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


Title IX Scope and Definitions

Title IX Reporting, Grievance, and Retaliation


Police Report

To file a police report, please contact local law enforcement at


Adelanto-San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department

11613 Bartlett Ave

Adelanto, CA 92301

Phone: (760) 552-6800


Victorville Sheriff’s Department

14200 Amargosa Rd

Victorville, CA 92392

Phone: (760) 241-2911


Training Provided to District Title IX Team

Click here to see the Title IX Training Handout