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Title IX Coordinator/Equity Compliance Officer

Marisol Juarez

1500 Meredith Ave.

Gustine, CA  95322

Phone: (209) 854-3784 Ext. 205

Fax: (209) 854-9164 



Mon-Thurs 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sexual Harassment Resources

GUSD Sexual Harassment BP5145.7

GUSD Sexual Harassment AR5145.7

Uniform Complaint Procedures Form (English)

Uniform Complaint Procedures Form (Spanish)

Title IX Information Link

Title IX Resources

Gender Equity/Title IX Links


The Gustine Unified School District (GUSD) is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from sexual harassment. The District prohibits sexual harassment of or by employees, students, or persons doing business with or for the District on the basis of actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or gender expression. Failure to follow this policy is a violation of state and federal law.

Sexual harassment is defined by California Education Code § 212.5 as any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature made by someone from or in the work or educational setting, under any of the following conditions.

Submission to the conduct is explicitly or implicitly made a term or condition of an individual’s employment, academic status, or progress.

Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the individual is used as the basis of employment or academic decisions affecting the individual.

The conduct has the purpose or effect of having a negative impact upon the individual’s work or academic performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive work or educational environment.

Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the individual is used as the basis for any decision affecting the individual regarding benefits and services, honors, programs, or activities available at or through the educational institution.
Upon witnessing an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation and/or bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics of a protected category (as enumerated above), school personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when it is safe to do so. Reporting such conduct to an administrator or Title IX Coordinator can be an appropriate intervention. Once a school or office has notice of discriminatory, harassing, intimidating or bullying conduct, whether carried out by employees, students, or third parties, it should take immediate and appropriate steps to investigate or otherwise determine what occurred. School personnel are to take prompt and effective steps reasonably calculated to end the conduct, eliminate a hostile environment, if one had been created, and prevent the conduct from occurring again. These steps should be taken whether or not an individual makes a complaint or asks the school or office to take action. This policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within any school or office under the jurisdiction of the Superintendent of the Gustine Unified School District.

Any student or employee of the District who believes that she or he has been a victim of sexual harassment should bring the problem to the attention of the school site administrator or the school’s Title IX Compliance Officer so that appropriate action may be taken to resolve the problem. The District prohibits retaliatory behavior against anyone who files a sexual harassment complaint or any participant in the complaint investigation process. Complaints must be promptly investigated in a way that respects the privacy of the parties concerned.


Sexual harass­ment is defined, as follows:

1.Unwelcome sexual conduct by other students that interferes with a student’s right to get an education or to participate in school activities.

2.Sexual harassment may be same-sex or opposite sex.

3.Hostile or demeaning conduct targeting someone’s sex, sexual orientation, real or perceived gender identity, or gender expression.

Examples of types of conduct which are prohibited in the district and which may constitute sexual harassment include, but are not limited to:

1. Unwelcome leering, sexual flirtations, or propositions

2. Unwelcome sexual slurs, epithets, threats, verbal abuse, derogatory comments, or sexually degrading description

3. Graphic verbal comments about an individual’s body or overly personal conversation

4. Sexual jokes, derogatory posters, notes, stories, cartoons, drawings, pictures, obscene gestures, or computer-generated images of a sexual nature

5. Spreading sexual rumors

6. Teasing or sexual remarks about students enrolled in a predominately single-sex class

7. Massaging, grabbing, fondling, stroking, or brushing the body

8. Touching an individual’s body or clothes in a sexual way

9. Impeding or blocking movements or any physical interference with school activities when directed at an individual on the basis of sex

10. Displaying sexually suggestive objects

11. Sexual assault, sexual battery, or sexual coercion

12. Electronic communications containing commnets, words, or images described above, including social media
comments, words, or images described
media posts, tests, chats or emails