• What is Title IX?


    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. No person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity operated by the Madera County Superintendent of Schools, hereinafter referred to as “MCSOS”. Title IX protects all participants in MCSOS educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees, and job applicants. MCSOS 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. Please refer to:

    • SP 4123 – GENERAL HARASSMENT INCLUDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT

    • MCOEP 5518 – ANTI-BULLYING

    • MCOEP 1210 – UNIFORM COMPLAINT POLICY AND PROCEDURES

    • SP 1212 – COMPLAINTS CONCERNING EMPLOYEES

    Student Specific:

    • MCOEP 5517 – NON-DISCRIMINATION/HARASSMENT IN SCHOOLS

    • MCOEP 5310 – SEXUAL HARASSMENT IN SCHOOLS

    • MCOEP 5518 – ANTI-BULLYING

    Employee Specific:

    • SP 4120 – EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT

    • SP 4123 – GENERAL HARASSMENT INCLUDING SEXUAL HARASSMENT

    • MCOEP 1210 – UNIFORM COMPLAINT POLICY AND PROCEDURES


    Title IX information provided here applies to every school site and to all MCSOS programs and activities.

  • Title IX Coordinator
    Tricia Protzman
    Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
    (559) 662-6240
    tprotzman@mcsos.org