Step Up and Stop Harassment

  • The Step Up and Stop Harassment Task Force was launched in May 2018 with Superintendent Stanley Rose's proclamation: "Santa Clara Unified School District does not condone the mistreatment of our students. We hold our employees to the highest professional standards and conduct. Our district strives to protect our students in every way possible — from campus security to bullying prevention and mental health services — and every representative of our district is responsible for ensuring safe school climates."

    Task Force Goals

    Streamline and Simplify Harassment Reporting Process

    Based on Task Force recommendations and best practices, Santa Clara Unified School District is implementing streamlined and simplified harassment reporting processes and will endeavor to continually improve these processes. Report Discrimination or Harassment

    Provide Expanded Harassment Training and Education for Staff, Students, and Parents

    Based on Task Force recommendations and best practices, Santa Clara Unified School District is providing age-appropriate education for its students about how to recognize, respond to and report harassment and will endeavor to improve these trainings. Santa Clara Unified School District is providing ongoing and expanded harassment training for its staff, its students and their parents. Santa Clara Unified School District is providing support for students who report harassment. Santa Clara Unified School District will endeavor to continually improve these programs. 

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  • Step Up and Stop Harassment Task Force PSAs will play here.

Task Force Members

  • The Task Force members are community leaders incuding students, parents, staff, administration, and board members. All are committed to tackle harassment and bullying head-on and to recommend best practices to ensure all Santa Clara Unified School District students are safe. If you are interested in joining the Task Force for the 2019-2020 school year, please contact Peggy Bittick at pbittick@scusd.net.

Challenge Coin Campaign

  • The Step Up and Stop Harassment Task Force is excited to unveil its Challenge Coin campaign.  Watch this space for updates of this program.

Bathroom Stall Campaign

  • Our goal is to put age-appropriate content in every bathroom stall across Santa Clara Unified School District so that our students know how to report harassment, bullying, and any other misconduct. Watch this space for the unveiling of this program.

Our "Why"

Step Up and Stop Harassment Task Force Members holding signs with they "why" written on them.