The Torrance Unified School District is committed to protecting students’ and employees’ civil rights and ensuring all District programs and activities provide an environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, and intimidation and/or bullying.
Title IX is a federal law that was passed in 1972 to ensure that male and female students and employees in educational settings are treated equally and fairly. It protects against discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment). In addition, Title IX protects transgender students and students who do not conform to sex stereotypes. State law prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identity, and sexual orientation. The preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that:
“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.”
Statement of Nondiscrimination: Complaints of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying are investigated through the District Uniform Complaint Procedure.
Please click the Uniform Complaint Procedures Link (UCP) in the quick links section to review how to file a formal complaint.
The TUSD Title IX Coordinator:
Dylan Farris, Ed.D.
Chief Personnel Officer, Title IX Coordinator
To contact the Office of Civil Rights for additional information or assistance:
Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
Old Federal Building
50 United Nations Plaza, Room 239
San Francisco, CA 94102