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Commitment to Nondiscrimination Public Notice
"The Board of Education of Palo Alto Unified School District shall provide equal opportunities in all areas and assure that there will be no discrimination against any person on the grounds of race, religion, age, sex, national origin, color, disability, political belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or veteran's status."

Title IX
Palo Alto Unified School District (PAUSD) offers the protections of Title IX of the Civil Rights Act 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 education program or activity receiving Federal assistance" [20 U.S.C. § 1681(a)]

The Title IX Coordinator provides information about nondiscrimination policy and complaint procedures; ensures that appropriate training is provided on a frequent and regular basis; and monitors District actions in response to allegations of sexual harassment.

District Compliance Coordinator for Title IX Regulations
For Title IX information, a copy of the Procedures for Complaints and Resolutions, or assistance in filing a complaint, contact

Assistant Superintendent, Student Services

Palo Alto Unified School District Office
25 Churchill Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306
Phone: (650) 833-4262

For further information, please see PAUSD's Complaint Policies and Administrative Regulations.


Notice to Parents/Guardians of District Policies PDF. This document covers PAUSD Board of Education policies regarding discrimination, sexual harassment, tobacco-free policy, complaint procedures, student rights, and other important information. Parents/guardians must electronically sign the document when they register a child for school.  An updated version of this document will be posted in March 2014.


Revised November 2012