Non-Discrimination and Title IX information

Continuous Notice of Nondiscrimination

  • The Yuma Union High School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age or sexual orientation in admission and access to its programs, services, activities, or in any aspect of their operations and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The Yuma Union High School District also does not discriminate in its hiring or employment practices.  The following employees have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: 

    Notificación de Anti Discriminación

    El distrito de Yuma Union no discrimina por motivos de raza, color, religión, nacionalidad, sexo, discapacidad, edad u orientación sexual en la admisión y acceso a sus programas, servicios, actividades o en cualquier aspecto de sus operaciones y proporciona igualdad de acceso a los Boy Scouts y otros grupos juveniles designados. El distrito de Yuma Union tampoco discrimina en sus prácticas de empleo y contratación.  Los siguientes empleados han sido designados para atender consultas relacionadas con las polizas de no discriminación:

As to issues regarding disability discrimination

  • Suman Pangasa
    Section 504 Coordinator
    ADA/Title IX
    Yuma Union High School District
    3150 S. Avenue A, Building A
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 502-4676

Website Accessibility

  • In accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Gilbert Public Schools District is committed to providing accessible web content for all individuals seeking online information about the District’s programs, services, and activities. 

    If, because of a disability, you are unable to access the District’s web content, have questions about the accessibility of the District’s web content, and/or would like to report barriers to accessing web content regarding the District’s programs, services, and activities, then please contact us by phone at 928-502-4600 or fill out the website feedback form

    Please note: When you contact the District, provide the URL of the material you tried to access, the problem you encountered, and your contact information.

Title IX Sexual Harassment Information

  • Sexual harassment  (under Title IX) is conduct on the basis of sex that is one or more of the following:

    • A school employee conditions the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the school on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct;
    • Unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would find to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it “effectively denies a person equal access” to the school’s education program or activity; or
    • Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking.

Title IX Coordinator

  • Lisa Anderson
    Associate Superintendent
    Yuma Union High School District
    3150 S. Avenue A, Building A
    Yuma, AZ 85364
    (928) 502-4600

Reporting Sexual Harassment

  • Any person may make a report of sexual harassment regardless of whether the person reporting is the person alleged to be the victim of the reported conduct or not. 

    • Reports may be made in person, by mail, telephone, or email using the contact information provided for the Title IX Coordinator.
    • Reports can be made at any time, including non-business hours, by using the telephone number or email.
    • The district will respond promptly to when any school employee has been given notice of sexual harassment.
    • Upon receipt of a report of sexual harassment, the Title IX Coordinator or Deputy Title IX Coordinator will contact alleged victim to inform them of the following:
      • Their right to file a formal complaint.
      • How to file a formal complaint.
      • Free supportive measures available to them with or without filing a formal complaint.

Formal Complaint

  • The formal complaint is the official document alleging sexual harassment, which can be filed by the student, employee, parent, or Title IX Coordinator. Once a formal complaint is filed and signed by the Title IX Coordinator, the district’s grievance procedure is followed to provide a prompt and equitable resolution of complaints from students and employees alleging sexual harassment. The grievance procedure requires the following steps be taken:

    • Both the complainant (alleged victim) and the respondent (alleged abuser) will receive written notice of the complaint with sufficient details to allow respondent to prepare a response. 
    • Respondent is presumed innocent. 
    • An investigation will be initiated after the written notice has been sent to both the complainant and the respondent. A written investigative report will be prepared and made available for both parties to review. Both parties will have 10 days to respond to the evidence in writing.
    • Evidence from the investigation will be objectively evaluated to reach conclusions about whether or not the respondent is responsible for the alleged sexual harassment. The standard of evidence used is the preponderance of evidence standard.
    • A written determination will be prepared and provided to both parties, along with information on how to appeal.

Retaliation

  • Neither the district nor any person may intimidate, threaten, coerce, or discriminate against any individual for the purpose of interfering with any right or privilege secured by Title IX, or because the individual has in good faith made a report or complaint, testified, assisted, or participated or refused to participate in any manner in an investigation. 

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