Federal Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), implemented at 34 C.F.R. § 106.31, subd. (a), provides that 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 academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other education program or activity operated by a recipient which receives federal financial assistance. Relevant here, Title IX requires the San Mateo County Office of Education (SMCOE) to take immediate and appropriate action to investigate when it knows or reasonably should know of a possible Title IX violation.

Filing a Complaint

Title IX Coordinators

In the event of a complaint regarding gender equity or sexual harassment, or discrimination, including harassment, intimidation and bullying because of actual or perceived disability, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race, ethnicity, color, ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital or parental status, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, contact one of the following Title IX and Nondiscrimination Coordinators:

For complaints against employees:

Tami Moore
Associate Superintendent, Human Resources
(650) 802-5385
101 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065

For student against student complaints:

Marco Chávez
Deputy Superintendent, Student Services
(650) 802-5588
101 Twin Dolphin Drive
Redwood City, CA 94065

Marco Chávez

Deputy Superintendent, Educational Services Division

Email: mchavez@smcoe.org

Phone: (650) 802-5588


Associate Superintendent, Educational Services Division