- You have the right to fair and equitable treatment and you shall not be discriminated against based on your sex.
- You have the right to be provided with an equitable opportunity to participate in all academic extracurricular activities, including athletics.
- You have the right to inquire of the athletic director of your school as to the athletic opportunities offered by the school.
- You have the right to apply for athletic scholarships.
- You have the right to receive equitable treatment and benefits in the provision of all of the following:
- Equipment and supplies.
- Scheduling of games and practices.
- Transportation and daily allowances.
- Access to tutoring.
- Locker rooms.
- Practice and competitive facilities.
- Medical and training facilities and services.
- You have the right to have access to a gender equity coordinator to answer questions regarding gender equity laws.
- You have the right to contact the State Department of Education and the California Interscholastic Federation to access information on gender equity laws.
- You have the right to file a confidential discrimination complaint with the United States Office of Civil Rights or the State Department of Education if you believe you have been discriminated against or if you believe you have received unequal treatment on the basis of your sex.
- You have the right to pursue civil remedies if you have been discriminated against.
- You have the right to be protected against retaliation if you file a discrimination complaint.
Each of the schools operated by Value Schools has its own Title IX Gender Equity Coordinator.
Any parent, guardian, individual, organization has the right to file a written complaint of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying on the basis of a protected characteristic within six months from the date the alleged incident occurred or the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged incident.
Upon written request by a complainant setting forth reasons for an extension, the CEO of Value Schools or his or her designee may extend the timeline for filing a complaint of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying if good cause is shown. Any extension must be made in writing and may not exceed 90 days following the expiration of the six month time period.
Complaints filed with Value Schools that allege discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying are generally handled under the Value Schools Uniform Complaint Procedures. (Complaints that do not fall under the jurisdiction of the UCP will be referred to the appropriate office or resource suited to the allegations.) Under the UCP, the principal or other designated official who receives the complaint acknowledges receipt, records the date of receipt, and assigns an investigator. The investigator has 60 calendar days (which may be extended by mutual agreement) to investigate the complaint and to send a letter with findings to relevant parties. The investigator contacts the complainant, unless the complaint is anonymous, and gives complainants and/or their representatives an opportunity to present evidence or information to support the allegations. The investigator also contacts others who may have pertinent knowledge of the situation and seeks data to inform the ultimate report.
Any individual, public agency or organization may file a written complaint alleging that Value Schools or any of its schools has violated federal or state laws or regulations governing their programs and activities, as well as allegations of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying. Complaints about individual schools should be directed to the principal of that school:
Ms. Claudia Godlewski, Principal
Downtown Value School
950 West Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Mr. Christopher Medinger, Principal
Everest Value School
668 South Catalina Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Mr. Joaquin Arroyo, Principal
Central City Value High School
221 North Westmoreland Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90004
Mr. Robert Poyer, Principal
University Prep Value High School
1929 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90006
680 Wilshire Place, Suite 315
Los Angeles CA 90005
A complaint may be filed anonymously if it provides evidence or information supporting an allegation of noncompliance. Complainants making an oral complaint shall be referred to an administrator/designee who will assist any person with a disability or unable to prepare a written complaint. An internal complaint can be made using the Value Schools Uniform Complaint Procedure (UCP) form, found on the Value Schools website or any school office.
Value Schools encourages local resolution of all complaints, but a discrimination complaint may be filed with the federal government through these offices: