Redlands Unified agrees to reform how it addresses sexual harassment concerns following federal review

Superintendent Cabral outlines progress in letter to families and community members

Redlands Unified agrees to reform how it addresses sexual harassment concerns following federal review
United States Dept. of Education Office for Civil Rights sent a letter to RUSD Superintendent Juan Cabral on April 25, 2024, regarding Title IX investigation resolution. (Graphic: Community Forward Redlands)

REDLANDS, Calif. — The Redlands Unified School District (RUSD) has entered into a resolution agreement with the Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to address concerns that the district inadequately responded to reports of sexual misconduct. 

Why it matters: The agreement was announced on April 25 following a compliance review that revealed multiple violations of Title IX, a federal law enacted in 1972 that prohibits sex-based discrimination in education programs that receive federal funding. 

Details: The OCR started the investigation on March 12, 2020, and looked at three school years including 2017-18, 2018-19 and 2019-20. In the review, OCR determined that the district had no systems to monitor whether or not responses to allegations complied with Title IX requirements. There were also no systems to identify patterns or systemic problems related to these incidents. 

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