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, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, 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. School personnel must take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying. This policy shall apply to all acts related to school activity or to school attendance occurring within a district school. (Education Code 234.1)

–Nondiscrimination/Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying (BP 5145.3, 1st paragrapah):

Before students can be academically successful, they need to feel safe in positive classroom and school environments. PUHSD Board Policies have been adopted to ensure that all students, parents and staff members work collaboratively to minimize incidents of discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying. Please review these policies so that you can be informed of our expectations and procedures in order to safeguard our schools and students from these negative behaviors. If you think your child is being discriminated against, harassed, intimidated or bullied or if you witness this type of behavior at any PUHSD school site or office, then please contact the administration of your school site immediately! Your cooperation will help create safer schools and a safer community.

Board Policies