Policy – x
Adopted – 7/16/1998
Revised – 8/25/2016
The Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information, sex, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, the perception of one or more of such characteristics, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all District activities.
District programs and facilities, viewed in their entirety, shall be in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Annually, the Superintendent or designee shall review district programs and activities to ensure removal of any barrier that may unlawfully prevent an individual or group in any of the protected categories stated above from accessing district programs and activities, including the use of facilities. The Superintendent or designee shall take prompt, reasonable actions to remove any identified barrier. The Superintendent or designee shall report his or her findings and recommendations to the Board after each review.
The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that the district provides auxiliary aids and services when necessary to afford individuals with disabilities equal opportunity to participate in or enjoy the benefits of a service, program or activity. These aids and services may include, but are not limited to, qualified interpreters or readers, assistive listening devices, notetakers, written materials, taped text, and Braille or large print materials.
Individuals with disabilities shall notify the Superintendent or principal if they have a disability that requires special assistance or services. Reasonable notification should be given prior to the school-sponsored function, program or meeting.
The Superintendent or designee shall notify students, parents/guardians, employees, employee organizations and applicants for admission and employment, and sources of referral for applicants about the District’s policy on nondiscrimination and related complaint procedures. Such notification shall be included in each announcement, bulletin, catalogue, application form or other recruitment materials distributed to these groups.
The Superintendent or designee shall also provide information about related complaint procedures.
In compliance with law the District’s nondiscrimination policy shall be published in the individual’s primary language to the extent practicable.
48985 Notices to parents in language other than English
51007 Legislative intent: state policyGOVERNMENT CODE
11135 Nondiscrimination in programs or activities funded by state
11138 Rules and regulations
54953.2 Brown Act compliance with Americans with Disabilities ActPENAL CODE
422.55 Definition of hate crime
422.6 Interference with constitutional right or privilege
CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5
4600-4687 Uniform complaint procedures
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20
2301-2415 Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Act
6311 State plans
6312 Local education agency plans
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 29
794 Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42
2000e-2000e-17 Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended
2000h-2000h-6 Title IX
12101-12213 Americans with Disabilities Act
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 28
36.303 Auxiliary aids and services
CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34
106.9 Dissemination of policy
Providing a Safe, Nondiscriminatory School Environment for Transgender and Gender-Nonconforming Students, Policy Brief, February 2014
Interim Guidance Regarding Transgender Students, Privacy, and Facilities, September 27, 2013
Safe Schools: Strategies for Governing Boards to Ensure Student Success, 2011
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS PUBLICATIONS
Notice of Non-Discrimination, January 1999
Protecting Students from Harassment and Hate Crime, January, 1999
Nondiscrimination in Employment Practices in Education, August, 1991
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE PUBLICATIONS
2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design, September 2010
California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov
California Safe Schools Coalition: http://www.casafeschools.org
Pacific ADA Center: http://www.adapacific.org
U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, Americans with Disabilities Act: http://www.ada.gov