Non-Discrimination and Harassment:
All District schools have systems and procedures in place to enforce the District's Non-discrimination and Harassment Policies that include reporting all incidents to District personnel and documentation for various reporting and accountability data collections. Each school uses the District provided investigation form and keeps all reports on file at the site level for three years. All parents/guardians are notified of the District's Non-discrimination and Harassment Policies in the Parent Annual Notification packet distributed the first week of each school year and to any newly enrolling families throughout the year.
The Governing Board desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district's academic, extracurricular, and other educational support programs, services, and activities. The Board prohibits, at any district school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying targeted at any student by anyone, based on the student's actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, immigration status, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
Unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying may result from physical, verbal, nonverbal, or written conduct based on one of the categories listed above. Unlawful discrimination also includes the creation of a hostile environment through prohibited conduct that is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it affects a student's ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program or activity; creates an intimidating, threatening, hostile, or offensive educational environment; has the effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with a student's academic performance; or otherwise adversely affects a student's educational opportunities.
Unlawful discrimination also includes disparate treatment of students based on one of the categories above with respect to the provision of opportunities to participate in school programs or activities or the provision or receipt of educational benefits or services.
Board Policies and Administrative Regulations:
Board Policy 5145.3
Administrative Regulation 5145.3