Non-Discrimination Policy

Notice of Non-discrimination

Piedmont Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination based on actual or perceived 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; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Harassment/Bullying/Sexual Harassment

The Governing Board is committed to maintaining a safe environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. The Board prohibits, at any district school or activity, unlawful discrimination, harassment (including sexual harassment), intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the actual or perceived characteristics specified above. The Board also prohibits any form of retaliation against any student who files  a complaint or report of discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying. Students or employees who engage in discrimination, harassment, intimidation bullying or retaliation will be subject to disciplinary action. Students should report any harassment, intimidation or bullying to the school principal or other staff member and may file a complaint under the district’s Uniform Complaint Procedures. BP/AR 5145.3

Process

A student or parent/guardian who believes that discrimination has occurred may contact the principal for immediate resolution at the site. A student or parent/guardian is not required to attempt resolution through the school site before contacting the District Title IX or ADA/504 Coordinators.  A complaint must ordinarily be filed within 180 days of the last act of discrimination.  Alternately initial reports may be submitted to the Highlander Hotline- bit.ly/highlanderhotline

At any time during the site resolution process, students or parent/guardians may file a Uniform Complaint Form.   The process for discrimination complaints is described in PUSD Board Policy BP/AR 5145.3

 

If you believe you have been discriminated against, immediately contact the school site principal and/or the designated District Uniform Complaint Officers below:

District  Title IX Coordinator

Dr. Cheryl Wozniak
Director of the Curriculum and Instruction
Piedmont Unified School District
760 Magnolia Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611
cwozniak@piedmont.k12.ca.us
510-594-2687

 

Inquiries may also be referred to the:
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education
50 United Nations Plaza
San Francisco, CA 94102
Telephone: 415-486-5555
FAX: 415-486-5570; TDD: 800-877-8339
Email: ocr.sanfrancisco@ed.gov

Prior to filing a complaint with OCR against an institution, a potential complainant may want to find out about the institution’s grievance process and use that process to have the complaint resolved. However, a complainant is not required by law to use the institutional grievance process before filing a complaint with OCR. If a complainant uses an institutional grievance process and also chooses to file the complaint with OCR, the complaint must be filed with OCR within 60 days after completion of the institutional grievance process.

District Section 504/ADA Coordinator

Information regarding Section 504 Services can be found here.

Michael Brady
Director, Adult/Alternative Education
Piedmont Unified School District
800 Magnolia Avenue
Piedmont, CA 94611
mbrady@piedmont.k12.ca.us
510-594-2717

PUSD’s uniform complaint policy

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