NON-DISCRIMINATION / HARASSMENT AND TRANSGENDER POLICY (Students)
The Governing Board desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district's academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities. The Board prohibits, at any district school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student's actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, citizenship, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, medical condition, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; 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.
California Law Prohibits Gender-Based Discrimination in Public Schools.
The California Code of Regulation defines "gender" as: "a person's actual sex or perceived sex and includes a person's perceived identity, appearance or behavior, whether or not that identity, appearance, or behavior is different from that traditionally associated with a person's sex at birth." This policy is meant to advise school site staff and administrators regarding transgender and gender non-conforming student concerns in order to create a safe learning environment for all students, and to ensure that every student has equal access to all components of the District's educational program.
Board Policy 5145.3 [English], [Spanish], [Chinese], [Vietnamese], [Cambodian]