Title IX and Nondiscrimination
The Moreno Valley Unified School District prohibits discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment) or bullying based on a person’s actual or perceived ancestry, color, disability, race or ethnicity, religion, gender, gender expression, gender identity, immigration status, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The requirement not to discriminate in the education program or activity extends to employment.
How to File a Title IX Complaint
Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against in violation of Title IX may file a complaint with the District or the Office for Civil Rights (OCR). If a crime is involved, such as sexual assault, individuals may also file a report with the local police department. A person may pursue one or all of these avenues at the same time. Below is a summary of each process.
Title IX complaints may be filed using the District’s uniform complaint procedure found within the following policy:Board Policy 1312.3
A complaint with the District must be filed within six months of the discrimination occurring or your awareness of the discrimination (5 CCR 4630(b)).
If you have any questions about this time limit, or if you believe your complaint may be outside this time requirement but want to explore other options, please contact the Title IX Coordinator.
Upon receipt of any complaint related to a potential Title IX violation, the District will ensure every allegation is investigated promptly, adequately and impartially. The District will also take steps to protect complainants from retaliation and ensure all parties are treated fairly throughout the District’s investigation process. As part of its Title IX obligations, the District also takes steps to prevent recurrence of any sexual violence and remedy discriminatory effects on the complainant and others, as appropriate. The District’s procedure for investigating a Title IX complaint can be found at: Board Policy 1312.3
Please contact the Title IX Coordinator if you have any questions.
Title IX Coordinator:
Dr. Robert Verdi
Chief Human Resources Officer
25634 Alessandro Boulevard, Moreno Valley CA 92553
(951) 571-7500 Ext. 17301
For information regarding filing a complaint with OCR, OCR provides an online complaint filing system. The OCR can also be contacted through the California regional office at:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 United Nations Plaza
Mail Box 1200, Room 1545
San Francisco, CA 94102
OCR requires complaints to be filed within 180 calendar days of the alleged discrimination. Please contact OCR, or visit the websites above, if you have any questions about this time requirement.
For information regarding OCR’s investigation process.
To file a police report, please contact local law enforcement at:
951-247-8700 (Moreno Valley PD)
951-776-1099 (Riverside County Sheriff – Dispatch)