Following the completion of the investigation period, the decision-maker, who cannot be the same person as the Title IX Coordinator or the investigator, shall issue a written determination regarding responsibility. The written determination shall include—

  1. Identification of the allegations potentially constituting sexual harassment;

  2. A description of the procedural steps taken from the receipt of the formal complaint through the determination, including:
    a. Any notifications to the parties;
    b. Interviews with parties and witnesses;
    c. Site visits;
    d. Methods used to gather other evidence; and
    e. Hearings held;

  3. Findings of fact supporting the determination;

  4. Conclusions regarding the application of the District’s code of conduct to the facts;

  5. A statement of, and rationale for, the result as to each allegation, including:
    a. A determination regarding responsibility;
    b. Any disciplinary sanctions imposed on the respondent; and
    c. Whether remedies designed to restore or preserve equal access to the District’s education program or activity will be provided by the District to the complainant; and
    d. The procedures and permissible bases for the complainant and respondent to appeal.

The written determination shall be provided to the parties simultaneously. The determination regarding responsibility shall become final on the earlier of:

  1. If an appeal is not filed, the day after the period for an appeal to be filed expires; or

  2. If an appeal is filed, the date the written determination of the result of the appeal is provided to the parties.