Antelope Valley Union High School District

Notice of Non-Discrimination and Harrassment

 
The Governing Board is committed to maintaining an educational environment that is free from harassment. The Board prohibits sexual harassment of students by other students, employees or other persons, at school or at school-sponsored or school-related activities.
 
The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against persons who complain, testify, assist or otherwise participate in the complaint process established pursuant to this policy and the administrative regulation.
 
For all employees, applicants and students, District programs and activities shall be free from harassment, discrimination,intimidation and bullying based on gender, gender identity, gender expression race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or the perception of one or more of such characteristics. The AVUHSD Board of Trustees and Administration is dedicated to providing a safe and secure educational environment and strictly prohibits any type of bullying. Harassment of students AND staff, including bullying, intimidation, cyber-bullying, cyber-harassment, hazing or initiation activity, ridicule, extortion, or any other verbal, written, or physical conduct that causes or threatens to cause bodily harm or emotional suffering  is PROHIBITED  and subject to disciplinary action.

Cyber-bullying and cyber-harassment includes the posting of harassing messages, direct threats, social cruelty, or other harmful text or images on the Internet, social networking sites, or other digital technologies, as well as breaking into another person's account and assuming that person's identity in order to damage that person's reputation or friendships.
 
If you or someone you know is being discriminated against or harassed sexually, please contact any administrator at your site or you may bypass the administrator if that person is the harasser, and contact either of the two designated Title IX coordinators:

Brett Neal, Assistant Superintendent, Personnel Services at (661) 948-7655 Ext 216,
Antelope Valley Union High School District Administrative Offices
44811 Sierra Highway, Lancaster, CA 93534

or

Cheri Kreitz, Director of Student Services, at (661) 729-2321
AVUHSD Student Services Office,
548 West Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster, CA 93534.
 
Please see more information and helpful resources at www.avdistrict.org/NoDiscrimination and www.avdistrict.org/NoBullying
 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY SCHOOLS and EMPLOYER  The Antelope Valley Union High School District is  committed to offering  an employment and educational environment free from discrimination with respect to race, color, national origin, ancestry,  religious  creed, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental   disability,  medical condition,  veteran status, gender, actual or perceived sexual  orientation,  or  any other  unlawful consideration.

Diversity is one of the defining strengths of America, and the diversity of the Antelope Valley Union High School District workforce is essential in the preparation of our students with academic, technical, and work-related skills necessary for success in the 21st century. To accomplish this undertaking, it is essential that we have a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community we serve and educate. The Antelope Valley Union High School District is committed to recruiting, hiring, and retaining highly qualified employees who not only represent our community, but are also dedicated to creating a culture of inclusion that values each individual and promotes collaboration and fairness.