This is an overview of SUHSD Board Policies and Administrative Regulations that promote safety and inclusion in our schools and protect LGBTQ+ students and adults.
BP 0410 (a) – NONDISCRIMINATION IN DISTRICT PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES
This policy is designed to ensure equal opportunity for all individuals in education. The BP states that district programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on age, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation; 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.
BP 1312.3 (a) – UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
This document applies to the filing, investigation and resolution of a Uniform Complaint Procedure (UCP) complaint regarding an alleged violation by a local agency of federal or state law or regulations governing educational programs, including allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying, and noncompliance with laws relating to pupil fees and our Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP).
AR 1312.3 – UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES
This administrative regulation outlines the designation of the district compliance officer and procedures that shall be used to address all complaints which allege that the district has violated federal or state laws or regulations governing educational programs.
BP 4030 (a) – NONDISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT
This board policy states that the Board of Trustees prohibits unlawful discrimination against and/or harassment of district employees and job applicants on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender, sex or sexual orientation at any district site and/or activity. It 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. It requires any district employee who observes or has knowledge of an incident of unlawful discrimination or harassment to report the incident.
AR 4030 – NONDISCRIMINATION IN EMPLOYMENT
This administrative regulation outlines steps for any employee or job applicant who feels that he/she has been or is being unlawfully discriminated against or harassed.
BP 5131.2 (a) – BULLYING
This policy is designed to reduce and eliminate bullying and harassment as well as address incidents of bullying and harassment when they occur. District, students, families, and staff have an obligation to create an environment that celebrates and respects diversity and human dignity and admonishes bullying behavior.
AR 5131.2 (a) – BULLYING
This administrative regulation provides a definition of bullying and guidance for receiving and investigating complaints of discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying. Additionally it provides information of victim’s rights, intervention/discipline, and education.
BP 5137(a) – POSITIVE SCHOOL CLIMATE
This Board Policy encourage staff to teach students the meaning of equality, human dignity, and mutual respect, and to employ cooperative learning strategies that foster positive interactions in the classroom among students from diverse backgrounds. It designates the district to provide instruction and counseling designed to promote positive racial and ethnic identity, help students understand diverse cultures, teach them to think critically about racial bias and show them how to deal with discriminatory behavior in appropriate ways.
BP 5145.3(a) – NONDISCRIMINATION/HARASSMENT
This policy states that district programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, including harassment, with respect to a student’s actual or perceived sex, gender, ethnic group identification, race, national origin, religion, color, physical or mental disability, age or sexual orientation. It also outlines a process for reporting discrimination and harassment.
BP 5145.9 – HATE-MOTIVATED BEHAVIOR
This policy states that the district prohibits discriminatory behavior or statements that degrade an individual on the basis of his/her actual or perceived race, ethnicity, culture, heritage, gender, sex, sexual orientation, physical/mental attributes, or religious beliefs or practices. It calls for collaboration with regional programs and community organizations to promote safe environments for youth.
BP 5145.31 (a) – TRANSGENDER AND NONCONFORMING STUDENTS
This policy is designed to create a safe learning environment for all students and to ensure that every student has equal access to all school programs and activities. It sets out guidelines for schools and district staff to address the needs of transgender and gender nonconforming students and clarifies how state law should be implemented in situations where questions may arise about how to protect the legal rights or safety of such students.
BP 6141.6 – MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION
This board policy encourages curriculum and instruction at all grade levels to reflect the perspective and experiences of various cultural, ethnic, racial and social groups. The Board of Trustees desires that multicultural education be integrated across the curriculum into as many subjects as possible rather than providing isolated lessons on different cultures. The district’s comprehensive multicultural education program shall recognize the contributions of different groups of people to the history, life and culture of the local community, California, the United States and other nations.
BP 6142.1 (a) – SEXUAL HEALTH AND HIV/AIDS PREVENTION INSTRUCTION
This board policy states that instruction on comprehensive sexual health and HIV/AIDS prevention shall be based on medically accurate and factual information and shall help students understand the biological, psychological, social, moral, and ethical aspects of human sexuality. The district’s program shall comply with the requirements of law and administrative regulation and shall respect the rights of parents/guardians to supervise their children’s education on these subjects and to impart values regarding human sexuality to their children.
AR 6142.1 (a) – SEXUAL HEALTH AND HIV/AIDS PREVENTION INSTRUCTION
This Administrative Regulation outlines comprehensive sexual health instruction, including HIV/AIDS prevention instruction and in-service training and use of consultants.