Nondiscriminatory Harassment Policy
(Board Policy 4030)
Purpose: To prevent discriminatory harassment inthe educational environment.
Statement of Policy: The San Bernardino City Unified School District is committed to providing all students a learning environment that is free of discrimination in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. This nondiscriminatory learning environment is for the benefit of all District students, and all students are expected to fully comply with this policy. Additionally, non-District students who have contact with any of the District’s students are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with this policy in any District school or District school-sponsored activity. Absolutely no oneis authorized to engage in conduct prohibited by this policy.
In keeping with this commitment to a nondiscriminatory learning environment, the District maintains a strict policy prohibiting sexual harassment and harassment based on race, color, sex, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, or mental disability in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. This policy prohibits all forms of discriminatory harassment through any means including nonverbal, verbal (including derogatory comments, slurs, propositions, teasing, jokes, or taunts), physical (including gestures, touching, obstructing, or otherwise interfering with a person’s movement) or visual (including leering, cartoons, drawings, magazines, notes, letters, or posters).
This policy prohibits all conduct by which an employee or student because of race, ethnic group identification, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics)*, marital status, age (40 and above), sex, sexual orientation, gender**, personal or family genetic information, on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or family care and medical leave entitlement, is subjected to unwelcome, offensive, intimidating, oppressive or otherwise interfering harassment or is subject to any discrimination, thereof on district property or district/school related activities. Students and employees will not be excluded on the basis of actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, personal or family genetic information, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics from participation in any educational program, curricular or extracurricular, including all sports and other activities, denied the benefits of participation, or subjected to harassment or other forms of discrimination in such programs or employment.
* Medical Condition is defined, in accordance with the California Fair Employment and Housing Act, as any health impairment related to or associated with a diagnosis of cancer or a record or history of cancer or genetic characteristics.
** Gender is defined as the person’s actual sex, or the perception of the person’s sex, and includes the perception of the person’s identity, appearance, or behavior, whether or not that identity, appearance, or behavior is different from that traditionally associated or stereo typically with that person’s assigned sex at birth. The district may require persons to comply with reasonable workplace appearance, grooming, and dress standards consistent with state and federal law, provided that persons are allowed to appear or dress consistently with their gender identity.