The Fountain Valley School District Governing Board is committed to providing equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities. District programs, activities, practices, and employment shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression, or genetic information, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Any school employee who witnesses an incident of unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, retaliation, or bullying shall intervene to stop the incident as soon as it is safe to do so. Correspondence regarding discrimination related to employees should be directed to Cathie Abdel, Assistant Superintendent Personnel at (714) 843-3223 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Correspondence regarding discrimination related to students should be directed to Kate Christmas, Director, Support Services at (714) 843-3281 or email@example.com.
Additional information is available through the California Department of Education Office for Equal Opportunity and the United States Department of Education Office of Civil Rights. Click here to contact or file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights.
Board Policy 5145.3 Nondiscrimination/Harassment has also been provided below which outlines the statute of limitations within which a complaint must be filed after an alleged incident, how to file a complaint beyond the statute, how the complaint will be investigated, and how the complainant may further pursue the complaint.