• Filing a Complaint

  • A complaint alleging unlawful discrimination or retaliation must be filed no later than six months from the date the discrimination or retaliation occurred, or six months from when the complainant first learned of the unlawful discrimination. The County Superintendent of Schools or designee may extend this timeline by up to ninety days for good cause, upon written request by the complainant setting forth the reasons for the extension.

    A student, parent, guardian, employee, individual, or organization may file a written complaint alleging discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying on the basis of a protected characteristic under the SBCEO Uniform Complaint Procedure by sending a complaint to the

    SBCEO Title IX Coordinators:

    Personnel-Related Title IX Coordinator
    Mari Minjarez Baptista
    Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
    Santa Barbara County Education Office
    805-964-4711 ext. 5279

    Student-Related Title IX Coordinator
    Bridget Baublits
    Assistant Superintendent, Educational Services
    Santa Barbara County Education Office
    805-964-4711 ext. 5265

    Download the appropriate form here:
    Uniform Complaint Form

    If you need assistance putting your complaint in writing, please contact the Title IX Coordinator. You may file a complaint anonymously, but the ability for SBCEO to investigate and respond may be limited by a lack of information. 

    You may also file a discrimination complaint with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights. For more information, visit: http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/complaintintro.html.

    The electronic complaint form for the Office for Civil Rights is available online at https://ocrcas.ed.gov.

    Contact the Office for Civil Rights at:
    San Francisco Office
    Office for Civil Rights
    U.S. Department of Education
    50 United Nations Plaza
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    Telephone: (415) 486-5555
    Fax: (415) 486-5570; TDD: (800) 877-8339
    Email: ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov

    For information about how to file other types of complaints and the procedures for those complaints, please contact the SBCEO Title IX coordinator.