• How to File a Title IX Complaint

    Student complaints shall be submitted in written form in accordance with Board Policy 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures. Complaint Procedure instructions can be located in AR 1312.3

    If you are unable to prepare the complaint in writing, administrative staff shall help you do so. All complaints shall be submitted to:

    Dale Velk

    Title IX Coordinator - Director of Student Support

    District Support Center

    41870 McAlby Court

    Murrieta, CA 92563

    (951) 696-1600 ext.  1155

    Email:  dvelk@murrieta.k12.ca.us   

    Timeline for filing complaints

    Complaints must be filed within six months from the date when the alleged unlawful discrimination occurred, or from the date the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying that is based on gender. The time for filing may be extended up to 90 days by the Superintendent or the Superintendent’s designee, for good cause, upon written request by the complainant setting forth the reasons for the request for an extension of time to file a written complaint. 

     Investigation Procedure

    All complaints shall be appropriately investigated in a timely manner. Within 10 business days after the Title IX Coordinator or his designee receives the complaint, he shall begin an investigation into the complaint. The investigation shall include an opportunity for the complainant, or the complainant’s representative, or both, to present the coordinator or designee, with any evidence, or information leading to evidence, to support the allegations in the complaint.  MVUSD shall issue a written decision based on the evidence within 60 calendar days from receipt of the written complaint.

    Any complainant who is dissatisfied with the district's final written decision may file an appeal in writing with the California Department of Education within 15 calendar days of receiving the district's decision.

    Complaints made by or on behalf of students may also be filed with the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Civil Rights within 180 calendar days of the date of the alleged discrimination, unless the time for filing is extended by the Office of Civil Rights for good cause shown under certain circumstances.

    Office for Civil Rights:

    San Francisco Office for Civil Rights

    U.S. Department of Education

    Phone:  (415) 486-5555

    Email:  ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov

    United States Department of Education Office for Civil Rights Complaint Form