Legal Notices

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Discrimination/Equity & Title IX Compliance Officer:
Susan Salucci, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources
500 Dyer St., Santa Maria CA 93455 

Nondiscrimination Policy - BP 5145.3

The Board of Trustees desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district's academic, extracurricular, and other educational support programs, services, and activities. The Board prohibits, at any district school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation and bullying, targeted at any student by anyone, based on the student's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. 

This policy shall apply to all acts constituting unlawful discrimination or harassment related to school activity or to school attendance occurring within a district school, and to acts which occur off campus or outside of school-related or school-sponsored activities but which may have an impact or create a hostile environment at school. 

Sex Discrimination and Harassment Education Code 230

Harassment and other discrimination on the basis of sex include, but are not limited to, the following practices:

(a) On the basis of sex, exclusion of a person or persons from participation in, denial of the benefits of, or subjection to harassment or other discrimination in, any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other program or activity.

(b) On the basis of sex, provision of different amounts or types of student financial aid, limitation of eligibility for student financial aid, or the application of different criteria to applicants for student financial aid or for participation in the provision of student financial aid by others. Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to prohibit an educational institution from administering, or assisting in the administration of, scholarships, fellowships, or other forms of student financial aid, established pursuant to domestic or foreign wills, bequests, trusts, or similar legal instruments or by acts of a foreign government, which require that awards be made to members of a particular sex; provided, that the overall effect of the award of these sex-restricted scholarships, fellowships, and other forms of student financial aid does not discriminate on the basis of sex.

(c) On the basis of sex, exclusion from participation in, or denial of equivalent opportunity in, athletic programs. For purposes of this subdivision, “equivalent” means equal or equal in effect.


The following list of rights are based on the relevant provisions of the federal regulations implementing Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Education Code 221.8


(a) You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.


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


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


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


(e) You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:

(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 the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.


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


(h) You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office of Civil Rights or the State Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have 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 against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.


Nondiscrimination and harassment policies and procedures are listed to the right along with Title IX and the Uniform Complaint Process.

Click the links below to access OUSD policies and regulations, including those listed to the right.

Administrative Regulations (AR)

Board Policies (BP)

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Social and Cyber-bullying:

Social or relational bullying is an act that harms a person's reputation  or relationships, such as leaving a person out of an activity on purpose, influencing others not to be friends with someone, spreading rumors, or embarrassing someone in public.

Cyberbullying is an act such as sending demeaning or hateful text messages or emails, spreading rumors by email or by posting on social networking sites, or posting or sharing embarrassing photos, videos, web site, or fake profiles. 

Internet websites or applications that could be possible forums for these types of bullying include those with:

* Free and easy registration,
* Peer-to-peer instant messaging,
* Sections for comments, and/or
* Platforms to post images or videos

Hate-Motivated Behavior
(BP 5145.9)

Nondiscrimination/Harassment Policy - Students
(BP and AR 5145.3)

Nondiscrimination/Harassment Policy - Employees
(BP and AR 4030)

Title IX Nondiscrimination

Anti-Bullying Policy
(Including social and cyber-bullying. Also see below)
(BP and AR 5131.2)

Anti-Intimidation Policy
(BP 5131)

Sexual Harassment Policy - Students
(BP and AR 5145.7)

Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedures (By or Against Students)
(AR 5145.71)

Sexual Harassment Policy - Employees
(BP and AR 4119.11)

Title IX Sexual Harassment Complaint
Procedures (Against Employees)
(AR 4119.12)
Uniform Complaint Procedure (UCP)
(BP and AR 1312.3)

UCP Annual Notice

See below for resources available to students and families.

The Orcutt Union School District does not discriminate against individuals based on actual or perceived race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, or sexual orientation. Compliance Officer: Susan Salucci, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources/Discrimination/Equity & Title lX Compliance Officer, 500 Dyer Street, Orcutt, CA 93455, Email:, Phone: 805-938-8909. See district policies at