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About Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities, including athletic programs. No person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity operated by the Santa Barbara County Education Office (SBCEO). Title IX protects all participants of SBCEO educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees, and job applicants. SBCEO does not discriminate on the basis of sex. Discrimination on the basis of sex can include sexual harassment and sexual violence. 

In addition to Title IX, the California Education Code prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in schools. (California Education Code §§ 220-221.1.) Other state and federal laws also prohibit discrimination and ensure equality in education. Please refer to an overview of all the SBCEO nondiscrimination policies and the following specific policies and procedures regarding sexual harassment.

SBCEO Policies

Click here for all board policies

Information provided here applies to every SBCEO campus and all SBCEO programs and activities.

Title IX Discrimination and Harassment Training

The New Title IX Team and Process for K-12 Districts
(The Associate Superintendents for Human Resources and Student and Community Services received this training)

Implementing the New Title IX Regulations
(The Director and Coordinator of Human Resources received this training)



Employee-Related Title IX Coordinator:

Mari Minjarez Baptista
Associate Superintendent
Human Resources
(805) 964-4710, ext. 5279

Student-Related Title IX Coordinator:

Bridget Baublits 
Assistant Superintendent
Student and Community Services
(805) 964-4710, ext. 5265