Banning Unified School District - Title IX Coordinator

Title IX Coordinator


 
 
Title IX Coordinator
Dr. Janet Gray, Compliance Officer
Banning Unified School District Office
161 W. Williams Street, Banning, CA. 92220
951-922-0200 ext. 104005
jgray@banning.k12.ca.us

Who do I Contact?

If you see something, heard something, know something, or are experiencing something,  

 SAY SOMETHING!

If you have experienced, witnessed, or believe that discrimination, sexual misconduct, Bullying, Harassment, Intimidation, or Stalking has occurred, you may file a complaint.  Each complaint will be taken serious, kept confidential, and investigated fairly and immediately according to BUSD's policies and procedures.

What is the Title IX Coordinators Responsibilities?

  • Fairly, equitably, and immediately investigate all complaints
  • Protect the complainant
  • Ensure confidentiality
  • Take immediate and effective steps to resolve the situation equitably
  • End the violence
  • Determine strategies to prevent recurrence
  • Address the effects
 
What is the District's Responsibilities to Address Sexual Misconduct?
  • The District has a responsibility to respond promptly and effectively. If a school knows or reasonably should know about sexual harassment or misconduct that creates a hostile environment, the District must take immediate action to eliminate the sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, prevent its recurrence, and address its effects.
  • Even if a student or his or her parent does not want to file a complaint or does not request that the District take any action on the student’s behalf, if a school knows or reasonably should know about possible sexual harassment or sexual misconduct, it must promptly investigate to determine what occurred and then take appropriate steps to resolve the situation.
  • A criminal investigation into allegations of sexual harassment or sexual misconduct does not relieve the District of its duty under Title IX to resolve complaints promptly and equitably.

Student and Employee Responsibilities

Wondering if sexual harassment or misconduct has occurred?

If you can answer "yes" to any one of the questions below, you may have witnessed or experienced sexual harassment. For your protection and for future prevention say something immediately: contact Dr. Janet Gray at jgray@banning.k12.ca.us.

  • Were there unwanted requests or unwelcomed behavior of a sexual nature?
  • Were there unwelcomed comments about an individual's body, sexual activity, or sexual attractiveness?
  • Did sexually suggestive touching, leering, gestures, sounds, comments, stalking, intimidation, or displays of sexually suggestive objects take place?

How can YOU prevent discrimination, sexual harassment/misconduct, bullying/intimidation on campus?

  • Promptly report any discrimination, sexual harassment/misconduct, bullying/intimidation that you may be experience or on someones else's behalf
  • Listen, observe, and stay informed.
  • Ask yourself...
    • Was my or the individual's behavior appropriate?
    • Was my or the individual's behavior welcomed?
    • Was my or the individuals behavior offensive?
  • Say "NO"! Tell the harasser to stop and that their behavior is unwanted and unwelcomed.
  • Report, not retaliate. Retaliation, threats, or other forms of intimidation are illegal and will not be tolerated.
  • Appropriately use your technological devices including calls, texts, posts, or emails.
  • Remember that derogatory or suggestive jokes at another's expense is always inappropriate.