Pathways Academy Adult Education is committed to providing an educational and work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment, including discrimination and harassment based on any protected category, and an environment free from retaliation for participation in any protected activity covered by this policy. PAAE will ensure equal rights and opportunities in accessing education programs, activities, and facilities and prohibits discrimination or harassment based on the following categories: race, color, religion, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), national origin, ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition (including cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, marital status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), gender, gender identity, gender expression, age (40 years and over), sexual orientation, veteran and/or military status, protected medical leaves (requesting or approved for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of the California Family Rights Act), domestic violence victim status, political affiliation, and any other status protected by state or federal law.  In addition, PAAE prohibits retaliation against a person who engages in activities protected under this policy.  Reporting, or assisting in reporting, suspected violations of this policy and cooperating in investigations or proceedings arising out of a violation of this policy are protected activities under this policy.
Jarom Luedtke, Executive Director
Title IX/Uniform Complaint Procedure Coordinator
(619) 791-1600
26025 Newport Rd., Suite A205
Menifee, CA 92584
Complaint Process
  • Students or parents/guardians should report their verbal or written complaint to the school
    administrator or Title IX Complaint Coordinator within six months from the date the incident
    occurred. This will begin the informal investigation process which must be completed within
    60 days. Complainants have a right to a timely and informal resolution at the school site.
  • The time for filing may be extended for up to 90 days by the Superintendent or designee for good cause upon written request by the complainant setting forth the reasons for the extension.
  • If the complainant is dissatisfied with the school decision, an appeal of the findings may be made
    to the California Department of Education - Office of Equal Opportunity.
How to File a Complaint

A complaint alleging retaliation or unlawful discrimination (such as discriminatory harassment, intimidation or bullying must be filed not later than six months from the date the alleged discrimination occurs, or six months from the date the complainant first obtains knowledge of the facts of the alleged discrimination. The time for filing may be extended for up to 90 days by the Superintendent or designee for good cause upon written request by the complainant setting forth the reasons for the extension.

A complaint may be filed Directly with OCR
For information regarding filing a complaint with OCR

OCR provides an online complaint filing system

OCR can also be contacted through the California regional office at:

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 United Nations Plaza
Mail Box 1200, Room 1545
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: 415-486-5555
Email: ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov
For more information about the rights and responsibilities of a pupil and the public and the responsibilities of the school under Title IX, please see links below:
ARTICLE 4. Sex Equity in Education Act 221.8
California Department of Education, Office of Equal Opportunity
United States Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights

Professional Boundaries Policy