Policies and Notices

BOARD POLICIES (BP)/ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS (AR)
Antelope Valley Union High School District Board Policies and Administrative Regulations are available by clicking here.


NOTICE OF NON-DISCRIMINATION

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 or bullied in anyway, please contact any administrator at your site (or bypass the administrator if that person is the harasser) and contact either of the two designated Title IX coordinators:

Cheri Kreitz
Director of Student Services
548 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93534-2571
Phone: 661-729-2321 ext.127
Fax: 661-949-6292


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.

A copy of the District UCP policy and complaint procedures shall be available free of charge by clicking here 1312.3

For further details or to file a complaint under the Uniform Complaint Procedures, please contact the District compliance officer:

Cheri Kreitz
Director of Student Services
548 W. Lancaster Blvd.
Lancaster, CA 93534-2571
Phone: 661-729-2321 ext.127
Fax: 661-949-6292


WEBSITE ACCESSIBILITY

The Antelope Valley Union High School District is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website for students, parents, and members of the community, including those with disabilities. District websites will be maintained in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (“Section 504”) and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“Title II”).

The District shall ensure that all new, updated, and existing District webpages are accessible to all persons, including those with disabilities. The District shall ensure that all website content or functionality on District’s websites conform to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (“WCAG”) 2.0, Level AA (http://www.w3.org/TR/WCAG20/) standards, and the Web Accessibility Initiative Accessible Rich Internet Applications Suite (WAI-ARIA) 1.1 guidelines.

If you have trouble accessing any of our webpages or documents, please contact us and provide the URL (web address) of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced and your contact information. You may contact us at the contact information below.

District Contact:
Greg Nehen
Assistant Superintendent Educational Services
(661) 948-7655 ext. 230
gnehen@avhsd.org

A student, parent, or member of the public who wishes to submit a complaint regarding a violation of Section 504 or Title II related to accessibility of any District webpages that are developed or maintained by the District may initiate a complaint pursuant to the uniform complaint procedures in Administrative Regulation 1312.3.