Antelope Valley Union High School District

Non-Discrimination/ Harassment & Uniform Complaint Procedures

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.

Workplace Diversity Statement

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.

 

Notice of Non-Discrimination

NOTICE OF NON DISCRIMINATION/ AVISO DE NO DISCRIMINACIÓN

District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, 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.  Programas y actividades del distrito estarán libres de discriminación, el acoso , la intimidación y el acosobasada en el género, identidad de género, expresión de género raza, color, religión, ascendencia, origen nacional, grupo étnico, estado civil o de paternidad, incapacidad física o mental, orientación sexual o la percepción de una o más de tales características.

The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities.  El Consejo promoverá programas que aseguren que las prácticas discriminatorias sean eliminadas en todas las actividades del distrito.

The Antelope Valley Union High School District Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. El Distrito de Escuelas Secundarias Junta de Gobierno del Valle del Antílope Unión se ha comprometido a la igualdad de oportunidades para todos los individuos en la educación.

If you feel you have been discriminated against, please contact any site administrator or Cheri Kreitz, Director of Student Services, at (661) 729-2321. Si usted siente que ha sido discriminado, por favor póngase en contacto con cualquier administrador de sitio o Cheri Kreitz, Director de Servicios Estudiantiles, al (661) 729 a 2321. AVUHSD Student Services Office, 548 Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster CA 93534 AVUHSD Oficina de Servicios Estudiantiles, 548 Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster CA 93534

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Annual Notifications of the Uniform Complaint Procedures/ 2014-15 NOTIFICACIÓN ANUAL DE LOS PROCEDIMIENTOS UNIFORMES DE QUEJAS (UCP)

Antelope Valley Union High School District

2014-15 ANNUAL NOTIFICATION OF THE UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES (UCP) 

For pupils, employees, parents or guardians of its pupils, school and district advisory committees, appropriate private school officials or representatives, and other interested parties

 

The Antelope Valley Union High School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. Our District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying based on actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnic group identification, race, ethnicity, ancestry, nationality, national origin, religion, color, physical or mental disability, lack of English skills, ethnic group, marital or parental status, pregnancy or parenting status, age, or any other unlawful consideration, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The District has the primary responsibility to ensure compliance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations governing educational programs and has established procedures to address allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying and complaints alleging violation of such state or federal laws.

 

The District shall investigate and seek to resolve any such complaints using policies and procedures known as the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) adopted by our local board. Complaints alleging unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying in district programs and activities may be based on actual or perceived characteristics of race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or on a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The UCP shall also be used to address any complaint alleging the District’s failure to comply with state and/or federal laws in Adult Education, Career/Technical Education, Consolidated Categorical Aid Programs, Migrant Education, Child Care and Developmental Programs, Child Nutrition Programs, Special Education Programs, Vocational Education, and Federal Safety Planning Requirements or with the prohibition against requiring students to pay fees, deposits, or other charges for participation in educational activities.

 

Any individual, public agency, or organization may file a written complaint of alleged noncompliance by the District. Complaints must be filed in writing with the compliance officer. Complainants shall be protected from retaliation, and the identity of a complainant alleging discrimination shall remain confidential as appropriate.

 

Complaints alleging unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying must be filed within six (6) months from the date the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying occurred or the date the complainant first obtained knowledge of the facts of the alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, unless the time for filing is extended by the Superintendent or his or her designee.

 

Complaints will be investigated, and a written decision or report will be sent to the complainant within sixty (60) days from the receipt of the complaint. This sixty (60) day time period may be extended by written agreement of the complainant. The District personnel responsible for investigating the complaint shall conduct and complete the investigation in accordance with sections 4680-4687 and in accordance with local procedures adopted under section 4621.

 

The complainant has a right to appeal the District’s decision to the California Department of Education (CDE) by filing a written appeal within 15 days of receiving the District’s decision. The appeal must include a copy of the complaint filed with the District and a copy of the District’s decision.

 

Civil law remedies may be available under state or federal discrimination laws, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, if applicable. (5CCR Section 4622) In appropriate cases, an appeal may be filed pursuant to Education Code Section 262.3. A complainant may pursue available civil law remedies outside of the District’s complaint procedures. Complainants may seek assistance from mediation centers or public/private interest attorneys. Civil law remedies that may be imposed by a court include, but are not limited to, injunctions and restraining orders.

 

A copy of the District UCP policy and complaint procedures shall be available free of charge. For further details or to file a complaint under the Uniform Complaint Procedures, please contact the District compliance officer:

Ms. Cheri Kreitz, Director of Student Services, Antelope Valley Union High School District

548 W. Lancaster Blvd., #102; Lancaster, CA 93534-2571; Phone: 661-729-2321, Ext. 102; Fax: 661-949-6292

 


Distrito Unido de Escuelas Preparatorias del Valle del Antílope
2014-15 NOTIFICACIÓN ANUAL DE LOS PROCEDIMIENTOS UNIFORMES DE QUEJAS (UCP)

Para alumnos, empleados, padres o tutores de sus alumnos, comités asesores del distrito y escuelas, funcionarios de escuelas privadas o representantes apropiados, y otras partes interesadas El Distrito Unido de Escuelas Preparatorias del Valle del Antílope está comprometido a proporcionar igualdad de oportunidades a todos los individuos en la educación. Nuestros programas y actividades del Distrito deberán estar libres de discriminación ilegal, hostigamiento, intimidaciono acoso escolar basadas en apariencia real or percibida, , sexo, orientación sexual, genero, identidad de genero, expresión de genero, o la información genética, identificación de grupo étnico, raza, origen étnico, ascendencia, nacionalidad, religión, color, discapacidad física o mental, falta de habilidades en el inglés, grupo étnico, estado marital o paternal, embarazos o estado paternal, edad, o cualquier otra consideración ilegal o en base a la asociación de una persona con una persona o grupo con una o varias de estas características reales o percibidas.


El Distrito tiene la responsabilidad primordial de asegurar la conformidad con leyes y regulaciones estatales y federales aplicables que gobiernan los programas educativos y ha establecido los procedimientos para dar atención a las presuntas discriminaciones ilegales, hostigamiento, intimidación o acoso escolar y quejas de presuntas violaciones a leyes estatales y federales.


El Distrito investigará y procurará resolver las quejas que alegan el incumplimiento de las leyes y / o alegando discriminación ilegal, hostigamiento, intimidación o acoso escolar usando políticas y procedimientos conocidos como los Procedimientos Uniformes de Quejas (UCP por sus siglas en inglés)
adoptado por nuestra Mesa Directiva local. Las quejas que alegan discriminación ilegal, hostigamiento, intimidación o acoso escolar en los programas y actividades del distrito pueden basarse en las características reales o percibidas de raza u origen étnico, color, ascendencia, nacionalidad, origen nacional grupo étnico, religión, edad, estado civil o paternal, discapacidad física o mental, sexo, orientación sexual, genero, identidad de genero, expresión de genero, o la información genética, o en asociación de una persona con una persona o grupo con una o mas de estas características reales o percibidas.


El UCP también se utiliza para hacer frente a cualquier reclamación basada en la falta del distrito para cumplir con las leyes estatales y/o federales en Educación para Adultos, Educación Vocacional/Técnica, Programas de Ayuda Categórica Consolidada, Educación Migrante, Programas de Desarrollo y Guarderías, Programas de Nutrición para Niños, Programas de Educación Especial, Educación Vocacional, y los Requisitos de Planeamiento de Seguridad Federal o con la prohibición de exigir a los estudiantes que pagan cuotas, depósitos, u otras cargas para la participación en actividades educativas.


Cualquier individuo, agencia pública, u organización pueden presentar una queja escrita del incumplimiento presunto por parte del Distrito. Las quejas deben ser presentadas por escrito con el oficial de conformidad. Los reclamantes serán protegidos de represalias y la identidad de un reclamante que alega discriminación permanecerá confidencial como sea adecuado.


Las quejas que alegan la discriminación ilegal, hostigamiento, intimidación o acoso escolar deben ser presentadas dentro de los seis (6) meses de la fecha en que la presunta discriminación, hostigamiento, intimidación o acoso escolar ocurrió o la fecha en la que el reclamante primero obtuvo el conocimiento de los hechos de la presunta discriminación, hostigamiento, intimidación o acoso escolar a menos que el tiempo para la presentación sea ampliado por el Superintendente o su persona designada.


Las quejas serán investigadas, y una decisión escrita o el informe serán enviados al reclamante dentro de sesenta (60) días del recibo de la queja. Este período de tiempo de sesenta (60) días puede ser ampliado por acuerdo escrito del reclamante. El personal de Distrito responsable de investigar la queja conducirá y completará la investigación de acuerdo con las secciones 4680-4687 y de acuerdo con los procedimientos locales adoptados bajo la sección 4621.


El reclamante tiene un derecho de apelar la decisión del Distrito al Departamento de Educación de
California (CDE) archivando una petición escrita 15 días después de recibir la decisión del Distrito. La petición debe incluir una copia de la queja presentada con el Distrito y una copia de la decisión del Distrito.


Soluciones de derecho civil pueden estar disponibles conforme a leyes estatales o federales de discriminación, hostigamiento, intimidación o acoso escolar de ser aplicable.  (5CCR Sección 4622) 
En casos apropiados, una petición puede ser archivada de acuerdo con la Sección 262.3 de Código de Educación. Un reclamante puede perseguir soluciones de derecho civil disponibles fuera de los procedimientos de queja del Distrito. Los reclamantes pueden buscar la ayuda de centros de mediación o abogados de interés públicos/privados. Las soluciones de derecho civil que pueden ser impuestas por un tribunal incluyen, pero no son limitados a, mandamientos judiciales u orden de restricción.


Una copia de la política de UCP y procedimientos de queja del Distrito estará disponible gratuitamente. Para detalles adicionales o presentar una demanda conforme a los Procedimientos de Queja Uniformes, por favor póngase en contacto con el funcionario de conformidad de Distrito:

Ms. Cheri Kreitz
Directora de Servicios Estudiantiles Antelope Valley Union High School District
548 W. Lancaster Blvd., #102; Lancaster, CA 93534-2571
Phone: 661-729-2321, Ext. 102; Fax: 661-949-6292

 
 
 
NOTICE TO ALL EMPLOYEES: AVISO A TODOS LOS EMPLEADOS:

 

The Governing Board prohibits unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying against  district employees and job applicants on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender, gender identity, gender expression, and actual or perceived sexual orientation, at any district site and/or activity. La Mesa Directiva prohíbe la discriminación illegal, el acoso , la intimidación y el acosoen contra y / o el hostigamiento de los empleados del distrito y los solicitantes de empleo sobre la base de raza, color, origen nacional, ascendencia, religión, credo, edad, estado civil, embarazo, discapacidad física o mental, estado de salud, condición de veterano , género, identidad de género, expresión de género y orientación sexual real o percibida, en cualquier sitio y / o actividad del distrito. The Board also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district's complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. La Junta también prohíbe represalias contra cualquier empleado del distrito o solicitante de empleo que se queja, testifica o de alguna manera participa en los procedimientos de quejas del distrito instituidos de conformidad con esta política.

 

Unlawful discrimination or harassment of an individual includes: La discriminación ilegal o acoso de una persona incluye:

 

Slurs, epithets, threats or verbal abuse. Insultos, epítetos, amenazas o abuso verbal. Derogatory or degrading comments, descriptions, drawings, pictures or gestures. Derogatoria o degradantes comentarios, descripciones, dibujos, fotografías o gestos. Unwelcome jokes, stories, teasing or taunting. Chistes Unwelcome, historias, bromas o burlas. Any other verbal, written, visual or physical conduct against the individual which: Adversely affects his/her employment opportunities, or has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with his/her work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment Cualquier otra información escrita, conducta verbal, visual o física contra la persona que: afectan adversamente sus / sus oportunidades de empleo, o tiene el propósito o efecto de interferir con su su actuación / trabajo o crear un ambiente de trabajo intimidante, hostil u ofensivo

 

Any employee or job applicant who feels that he/she has been or is being unlawfully discriminated against or harassed should immediately contact his/her supervisor or Cualquier empleado o solicitante de empleo que sienta que él / ella ha sido o está siendo ilegalmente discriminado o acosado debe comunicarse inmediatamente con su supervisor / o
Brett Neal, Assistant Superintendent of Personnel Services, at (661) 948-7655 ext 216, AVUHSD 44811 Sierra Highway, Lancaster, CA 93534 in order to obtain procedures for reporting a complaint. Brett Neal, Asistente del Superintendente de Servicios de Personal, en el (661) 948-7655 ext 216, AVUHSD 44811 Sierra Highway, Lancaster, CA 93534 con el fin de obtener los procedimientos para reportar una queja.
 
Such complaints shall be filed in accordance with AR 4031 - Complaints Concerning Discrimination in Employment. Dichas quejas deberán ser presentadas de conformidad con AR 4031 - denuncias de discriminación en el empleo. An employee may bypass his/her supervisor when the supervisor is the alleged offender. Un empleado puede eludir su supervisor / a cuando el supervisor es el presunto delincuente.

 

 
DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE WILL NOT BE TOLERATED! DISCRIMINACIÓN EN EL TRABAJO NO será tolerado!

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Please see the entire Annual Parental Notification Packet attached below as "PUPILS" year and  the "Parent's Rights Brochure" in English and Spanish.  They are also posted at tttp://www.avdocs.org/display/SS/Annual+Parental+Notifications.

 

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Antelope Valley Union HSD | 
Board Policy 5145.7  Students -   Sexual Harassment              


                         
The Board of Trustees is committed to maintaining a safe school environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. The Board prohibits sexual harassment of students at school or at school-sponsored or school-related activities. The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against any person who files a complaint, testifies, or otherwise participates in district complaint processes.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures)

(cf. 4119.11/4219.11/4319.11 - Sexual Harassment)

(cf. 5131 - Conduct)

(cf. 5131.2 - Bullying)

(cf. 5137 - Positive School Climate)

(cf. 5145.3 - Nondiscrimination/Harassment)

(cf. 6142.1 - Sexual Health and HIV/AIDS Prevention Instruction)


Instruction/Information


The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that all district students receive age-appropriate instruction and information on sexual harassment. Such instruction and information shall include:


1. What acts and behavior constitute sexual harassment, including the fact that sexual harassment could occur between people of the same sex and could involve sexual violence


2. A clear message that students do not have to endure sexual harassment


3. Encouragement to report observed instances of sexual harassment, even where the victim of the harassment has not complained


4. Information about the district's procedure for investigating complaints and the person(s) to whom a report of sexual harassment should be made


5. Information about the rights of students and parents/guardians to file a criminal complaint, as applicable


Complaint Process


Any student who feels that he/she is being or has been sexually harassed on school grounds or at a school-sponsored or school-related activity (e.g., by a visiting athlete or coach) shall immediately contact his/her teacher or any other employee. An employee who receives such a complaint shall report it in accordance with administrative regulation.


(cf. 1312.1 - Complaints Concerning District Employees)

(cf. 5141.4 - Child Abuse Prevention and Reporting)


The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that any complaints regarding sexual harassment are immediately investigated in accordance with administrative regulation. When the Superintendent or designee has determined that harassment has occurred, he/she shall take prompt, appropriate action to end the harassment and to address its effects on the victim.


Disciplinary Actions


Any student who engages in sexual harassment or sexual violence at school or at a school-sponsored or school-related activity is in violation of this policy and shall be subject to disciplinary action. For students in grades 4-12, disciplinary action may include suspension and/or expulsion, provided that, in imposing such discipline, the entire circumstances of the incident(s) shall be taken into account.


(cf. 5144.1 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process)

(cf. 5144.2 - Suspension and Expulsion/Due Process (Students with Disabilities))


Confidentiality and Record-Keeping


All complaints and allegations of sexual harassment shall be kept confidential except as necessary to carry out the investigation or take other subsequent necessary action. (5 CCR 4964)


(cf. 4119.23/4219.23/4319.23 - Unauthorized Release of Confidential/Privileged Information)

(cf. 5125 - Student Records)


The Superintendent or designee shall maintain a record of all reported cases of sexual harassment to enable the district to monitor, address, and prevent repetitive harassing behavior in the schools.




Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

200-262.4 Prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex

48900 Grounds for suspension or expulsion

48900.2 Additional grounds for suspension or expulsion; sexual harassment

48904 Liability of parent/guardian for willful student misconduct

48980 Notice at beginning of term

CIVIL CODE

51.9 Liability for sexual harassment; business, service and professional relationships

1714.1 Liability of parents/guardians for willful misconduct of minor

GOVERNMENT CODE

12950.1 Sexual harassment training

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

4600-4687 Uniform complaint procedures

4900-4965 Nondiscrimination in elementary and secondary education programs

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 20

1681-1688 Title IX, discrimination

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

1983 Civil action for deprivation of rights

2000d-2000d-7 Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964

2000e-2000e-17 Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964 as amended

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

106.1-106.71 Nondiscrimination on the basis of sex in education programs

COURT DECISIONS

Donovan v. Poway Unified School District, (2008) 167 Cal.App.4th 567

Flores v. Morgan Hill Unified School District, (2003, 9th Cir.) 324 F.3d 1130

Reese v. Jefferson School District, (2001, 9th Cir.) 208 F.3d 736

Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education, (1999) 526 U.S. 629

Gebser v. Lago Vista Independent School District, (1998) 524 U.S. 274

Oona by Kate S. v. McCaffrey, (1998, 9th Cir.) 143 F.3d 473

Doe v. Petaluma City School District, (1995, 9th Cir.) 54 F.3d 1447


Management Resources:

CSBA PUBLICATIONS

Safe Schools: Strategies for Governing Boards to Ensure Student Success, 2011

Providing a Safe, Nondiscriminatory School Environment for All Students, Policy Brief, April 2010

OFFICE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS PUBLICATIONS

Dear Colleague Letter: Sexual Violence, April 4, 2011

Sexual Harassment: It's Not Academic, September 2008

Revised Sexual Harassment Guidance, January 2001

WEB SITES

CSBA: http://www.csba.org

California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr




Policy ANTELOPE VALLEY UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: November 13, 1990 Lancaster, California

revised: September 15, 1999

revised: February 6, 2002

revised: January 16, 2013

 
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Antelope Valley Union HSD | 

Board Policy  4119.11  Personnel -  Sexual Harassment              


                                            
The Board of Trustees prohibits sexual harassment of district employees and job applicants. The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against district employees or other persons who complain, testify or otherwise participate in the complaint process established pursuant to this policy and administrative regulation.

(cf. 0410 - Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities)

(cf. 4030 - Nondiscrimination in Employment)


The Superintendent or designee shall take all actions necessary to ensure the prevention, investigation, and correction of sexual harassment, including but not limited to:


1. Providing training to employees in accordance with law and administrative regulation


2. Publicizing and disseminating the district's sexual harassment policy to staff


(cf. 4112.9/4212.9/4312.9 - Employee Notifications)


3. Ensuring prompt, thorough, and fair investigation of complaints


4. Taking timely and appropriate corrective/remedial action(s), which may require interim separation of the complainant and the alleged harasser and subsequent monitoring of developments


All complaints and allegations of sexual harassment shall be kept confidential to the extent necessary to carry out the investigation or to take other subsequent necessary actions. (5 CCR 4964)


Any district employee or job applicant who feels that he/she has been sexually harassed or who has knowledge of any incident of sexual harassment by or against another employee, a job applicant or a student, shall immediately report the incident to his/her supervisor, the principal, district administrator or Superintendent.


A supervisor, principal or other district administrator who receives a harassment complaint shall promptly notify the Superintendent or designee.


Complaints of sexual harassment shall be filed in accordance with AR 4031 - Complaints Concerning Discrimination in Employment. An employee may bypass his/her supervisor in filing a complaint where the supervisor is the subject of the complaint.


(cf. 4031 - Complaints Concerning Discrimination in Employment)


Any district employee who engages or participates in sexual harassment or who aids, abets, incites, compels, or coerces another to commit sexual harassment against a district employee, job applicant, or student is in violation of this policy and is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.


(cf. 4117.4 - Dismissal)

(cf. 4118 - Suspension/Disciplinary Action)

(cf. 4218 - Dismissal/Suspension/Disciplinary Action)




Legal Reference:

EDUCATION CODE

200-262.4 Prohibition of discrimination on the basis of sex

GOVERNMENT CODE

12900-12996 Fair Employment and Housing Act, especially:

12940 Prohibited discrimination

12950.1 Sexual harassment training

LABOR CODE

1101 Political activities of employees

1102.1 Discrimination: sexual orientation

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 2

7287.8 Retaliation

7288.0 Sexual harassment training and education

CODE OF REGULATIONS, TITLE 5

4900-4965 Nondiscrimination in elementary and secondary education programs receiving state financial assistance

UNITED STATES CODE, TITLE 42

2000d-2000d-7 Title VI, Civil Rights Act of 1964

2000e-2000e-17 Title VII, Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended

2000h-2-2000h-6 Title IX, 1972 Education Act Amendments

CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS, TITLE 34

106.9 Dissemination of policy

COURT DECISIONS

Department of Health Services v. Superior Court of California, (2003) 31 Cal.4th 1026

Faragher v. City of Boca Raton, (1998) 118 S.Ct. 2275

Burlington Industries v. Ellreth, (1998) 118 S.Ct. 2257

Gebser v. Lago Vista Independent School District, (1998) 118 S.Ct. 1989

Oncale v. Sundowner Offshore Serv. Inc., (1998) 118 S.Ct. 998

Meritor Savings Bank, FSB v. Vinson et al., (1986) 447 U.S. 57


Management Resources:

OFFICE OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF ATTORNEYS GENERAL

Protecting Students from Harassment and Hate Crime, January, 1999

WEB SITES

California Department of Fair Employment and Housing: http://www.dfeh.ca.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission: http://www.eeoc.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html




Policy ANTELOPE VALLEY UNION HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

adopted: March 3, 1993 Lancaster, California

revised: February 6, 2002

revised: May 5, 2004

revised: October 19, 2005

 

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School Enrollment Info for Homeless Students

 

You are guaranteed enrollment in school by the federal McKinney-Vento Act and California state law! 

YOU CAN ENROLL IN SCHOOL!

Even if you have:

  • Uncertain housing
  • A temporary address
  • No permanent physical address

You are guaranteed enrollment in school by the federal McKinney-Vento Act and California state law if you live:

  • In a shelter (family, domestic violence, or youth shelter or transitional living program)
  • In a motel, hotel, or weekly rate housing
  • In a house or apartment with more than one family because of economic hardship or loss
  • In an abandoned building, in a car, at a campground, or on the street
  • In temporary foster care or with an adult who is not your parent or guardian
  • In substandard housing (without electricity, water, or heat)
  • With friends or family because you are a runaway or an unaccompanied youth

To enroll in or attend school if you live under any of these conditions, you do NOT need to provide:

  • Proof of residency
  • Immunization records or tuberculosis skin-test results
  • School records
  • Legal guardianship papers

You may:

  • Participate fully in all school activities and programs for whichyou are eligible.
  • Continue to attend the school in which you were last enrolled even if you have moved away from that school's attendance zone or district.
  • Receive transportation from your current residence back to your school of origin.
  • Qualify automatically for child nutrition programs (free and reduced-price lunches and other district food programs).
  • Contact the district liaison to resolve any disputes that arise during the enrollment process.

Parents' responsibilities are to:

  • Make sure your child attends school regularly and completes homework and projects on time.
  • Attend parent/teacher conferences, Back-to-School Nights, and other school-related activities.
  • Stay informed of school rules, regulations, and activities.
  • Participate in school advisory/decision-making activities.

For questions about enrolling in school or for assistance with school enrollment, contact:

 

Your local school district liaison:

Cheri Kreitz, Director Student Services, AVUHSD  548 West Lancaster Blvd, Lancaster CA  93534 Phone (661) 729-2321

 

Your county liaison for the homeless: Melissa Schoonmaker L.C.S.W. Homeless Consultant Los Angeles County Office of Education 12830

Columbia Way - Room 376 Downey CA 90242   { Phone (562)401-5397

 

Your state coordinator for the homeless: Leanne Wheeler State Coordinator California Department of Education 1430 N Street, Suite 6208 Sacramento, California 95814 Phone: (866) 856-8214