Educational Equity Compliance Office
The Educational Equity Compliance Office (EECO) serves as the District's office for supporting students’ civil rights. The EECO has District-wide responsibilities to ensure compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations governing educational programs so that all students and community members are treated equitably in the District's programs and activities and provided a safe, secure environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying including, but not limited to, all aspects of Section 504, Title VI and Title IX compliance.It is the law and District policy to afford equal rights and opportunities to all persons to attend school and participate in the District's programs and activities, regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender or sex (including gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and pregnancy related medical conditions), race or ethnicity, ethnic group identification, ancestry, nationality, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, age, immigration status, or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts.The EECO produces, updates and provides input to District policies on or related to nondiscrimination; provides training, support, and technical direction to District stakeholders, including students, parents/guardians, community, schools, Local Districts and central offices on harassment, discrimination, intimidation, and/or bullying issues involving protected characteristics; responds to and investigates harassment, discrimination, intimidation, and/or bullying complaint allegations, special education compliance complaints filed with external agencies, facilitates Office for Civil Rights complaint investigations, conducts and coordinates internal complaint investigations involving violations of federal and state laws identified under the Uniform Compliant Procedures regulations; and assists with State federal program monitoring reviews and other audits for our schools and District.
Announcements and Upcoming Events
2018 Models of Excellence Scholarship Competition
Friends of Project 10 Inc. was created in 1986 to provide funding for programs and projects to LGBTQ students. The Models of Excellence scholarship competition is one such program. In considering scholarship recipients, the committee looks for senior high school students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity, who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing LGBT civil rights and promoting social justice.
Students who are graduating from Southern California senior high schools are eligible to apply. Awards of $1,000, $2,000 and $3,000 are made to qualifying student scholars.
Applications are due no later than Saturday, May 5, 2018. Recipients of the scholarship are asked to attend the Scholarship Ceremony in the Los Angeles area on Saturday June 23, 2018.
Visit the Friends of Project 10 web site for more information and to download the flyer and the scholarship application. Click here for the scholarship flyer, and click here for the scholarship application.
The District takes your concerns seriously. For resources and information regarding how and when to file a complaint, please contact the Educational Equity Compliance Office at:Educational Equity Compliance Office333 South Beaudry Avenue, 20th Floor Los Angeles, CA 90017 Phone: (213) 241-7682; Fax: (213) 241-3312Email: EquityCompliance@lausd.netAlternative means of filing a complaint will be available to individuals with disabilities who require such an alternative.Additional External Agency ResourcesFor inquiries about District policies and procedures related to student-to-student, student-to-staff and staff-to-student sexual harassment/discrimination, including how to file a harassment/discrimination complaint, contact:Educational Equity Compliance OfficeJulie Hall-Panameño, LAUSD Section 504 and Title IX Coordinator(213) 241-7682For inquiries or complaints related to employee-to-employee, student-to-employee, or work/employment related discrimination or harassment, contact:Equal Employment Opportunity Section(213) 241-7685Both offices located at:Los Angeles Unified School District333 South Beaudry Avenue - 20th FloorLos Angeles, CA 90017