In California, public schools are legally mandated to follow California Education Code that supports LGBTQ+ students, and ensure that schools are safe and inclusive learning environments.
The SCUSD community is dedicated to:
- Treat students equally, prevent and respond to reports of bullying, harassment, and discrimination, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
- Respect students' dress and behavior that does not conform to stereotypes associated with their gender, with respect to the student dress code.
- Refer students by the gender pronoun and name that fits their gender identity.
- Provide access to school activities, spaces such as locker rooms and restrooms, that fit with their gender identity.
- Implement and provide access to gender-neutral restrooms, dress code policies, and classroom practices.
- Provide students opportunities to speak out about LGBTQ issues, including wearing LGBTQ-affirming t-shirts, stickers and bracelets, and access information about LGBTQ issues on school computers, and to bring same-gender dates to prom.
- Support the LGBTQ+-related student clubs.
- Respect student’s individual choice to be "out" and be themselves at school, and seek their permission of when and to whom staff can discuss their LGBTQ identity.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of bullying or harassment in a District program or activity, please report the incident directly to your school site administrator.
You may also report the incident by filing a Uniform Complaint.