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Know Your Rights

Santa Clara Unified School District believes in bringing out the full potential of every student and staff member, through our commitment to equity, access, and inclusion. SCUSD seeks to provide an environment that allows all students and employees equal access and opportunities to the district's programs, services, and activities. This includes ensuring that all district schools, programs, activities, and practices are free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying (including cyberbullying).

Nondiscrimination Statement

For Students

The Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in district programs and activities. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment), or bullying, based on race, color, actual or perceived ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy status, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information; a 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.  

For Employees

Santa Clara Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression), mental or physical disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic identified in California Education Code §§200 and 220, California Penal Code §422.55, and California Government Code §11135 (for students) and pursuant to Title VI [42 U.S.C. §2000d et seq.] and Section 504 [29 U.S.C. §701 et seq.] (for employees). 

For employees interested in filing a complaint, please visit the employee intranet.


Resolving Conflicts and Filing a Complaint

SCUSD believes it is vitally important to resolve conflicts in a manner that meets the needs of the student, the parent(s) / caregiver(s), as well as the teacher, site administrator, or other education professional(s) involved.  We recognize that this can be a challenging process that takes communication, an identification and review of options, and an agreement that both parties find acceptable.