Title IX

About Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a civil rights law that protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance. Title IX states:

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.

Consistent with Title IX, Kirby School does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff based on sex in any of its programs or activities, including but not limited to its educational programs and employment. This includes sexual harrassment, including sexual assault. 

The Kirby School Title IX Coordinator is:

Ms. Lisa Lee
Title IX Coordinator
425 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
School: (831) 423-0658 x 201
Cell: (831) 521-5501

Ms. Mariel Desrosier
Deputy Coordinator
Dean of Students
425 Encinal Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
School: (831) 423-0658 x 226

The Complaint Process is:

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against in violation of Title IX may file a complaint with the School or the United States Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights (OCR). If criminal conduct is involved, individuals may also file a report with the local police department. The school will initiate an investigation once it has received noticed of sexual harrassment or discrimination in violation of Title IX.

Inquiries or complaints concerning the application of Title IX at Kirby School may be referred to the Kirby School Title IX Coordinator, Ms. Lee, at the above address.