Title VI is a federal law that protects persons from discrimination based on their race, color or national origin in any program or activity that receives federal financial assistance. Title IV ensures that a school district will provide the same opportunities for the above students to participate in programs and classes to the same extent afforded to others.
Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 says that “No person…shall, on the grounds of race or ethnicity, color, or national origin, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be otherwise subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education.”
There are many possible forms of illegal discrimination based on race or ethnicity, color or national origin which limit the opportunities of students to gain equal access to the District's programs, activities, and services.
Students/parents/guardians can report their verbal or written Title VI complaint to the school administrator within six months from the date the incident occurred or when knowledge of the complaint was first obtained. Complainant's have the right to a timely and informal resolution at the school site.
Students/parents/guardians may also file a formal written discrimination complaint under the District's Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) with the Educational Equity Compliance Office. The formal UCP Complaint form can be obtained by clicking the highlighted link, contacting your child's school, or the Educational Equity Compliance Office at (213) 241-7682.
UCP complaints will be investigated by the Educational Equity Compliance Office and will be resolved within sixty days of receipt of the written complaint.