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 Complaint Procedures (UCP) regulations; and assists with State federal program monitoring reviews and other audits for our schools and District.
Announcements and Upcoming Events
In light of the COVID-19 outbreak, our staff is working remotely through May 1, 2020, with limited access to our offices. We are not able to receive mail in a timely manner. Please send all correspondence and documents via email to EquityCompliance@lausd.net, via fax to (213) 241-3312, or voluminous materials through a document sharing app. Thank you for your understanding and patience.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, 18th 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 Coordinator333 S. Beaudry Avenue, 18th FloorLos Angeles, CA 90017(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 Section333 S. Beaudry Avenue, 20th FloorLos Angeles, CA 90017(213) 241-7685Any agencies/organizations that appear on these webpages do not constitute an endorsement by the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), Educational Equity Compliance Office (EECO), nor should an exclusion of other websites be considered intentional. Opinions expressed are solely those of the host website and not necessarily those of LAUSD, EECO. Any advertising presented is solely the responsibility of the host website and not LAUSD. Additionally, references, links, products or services displayed by the websites are not to be considered endorsements by LAUSD.