Anti-Harassment - AB537 Resources

Anti-Harassment

Staff Resources                                                  

The Pajaro Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) is committed to providing programs and activities that are free from discrimination based upon sex, sexual orientation, ethnic group identification, race, national origin, age, marital status, religion, color, or mental or physical disability, physical size or characteristics. For more information please read PVUSD Anti-harassment Statement as well as number 5 of the PVUSD Goal. For a complete list of PVUSD Board policies (BP), administrative regulations (AR) please look at the PVUSD Student Policy Manual. ​

  • If you have any complaints concerning harassment please fallow PVUSD Uniform Complaint Procedures (BP)1312.3.
     

Sexual Harassment Policies 

  • Under PVUSD Board Policy (BP) 5145.7 the Governing Board prohibits sexual harassment of students at school or at school-sponsored or school-related activities. The district strongly encourages any student who feels that he/she/they are being or have been sexually harassed by another student or an adult to immediately contact his/her/their teacher, the principal, or any other available school employee.

  • Any staff member found to have engaged in sexual harassment or sexual violence toward any student shall be subject to discipline up to and including dismissal in accordance with applicable policies, laws, and/or collective bargaining agreements.

  • If a complaint of sexual harassment is initially submitted to the principal, he/she/they shall, within two school days, forward the report to the compliance officer to initiate investigation of the complaint. PVUSD Administrative Regulation (AR)4145.7 designates Ian MacGregor, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources as compliance officer for Sexual Harassment.​

Ian MacGregor, Assistant Superintendent  

Human Resources

831 786-2145 

ian_macgregor@pvusd.net

 

LGBTQIA Policies

  • Any employee who permits or engages in prohibited discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, retaliation, or bullying, shall be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.

  • PVUSD Student Policy Manual

    • BP5145.3 Nondiscrimination and Help for Tansgender Students, 

    • BP5145.9  Hate Motivated behaviour

    • BP5145.2 Students freedom of speeche and expression.

​Superintendent Statement on LGBTQIA Youth and their Safety at School:

Dear PVUSD Community,

We believe in valuing and supporting all of our students and staff to have opportunities that build off of their interests, talents and passions in a high quality and safe learning environment. To this end, we want to ensure that the District combats racism, sexism, and other forms of bias, including sexual orientation and gender identity bias, within its schools (California Education Code §§ 200, 201, and 220).  Similarly, both the state and federal constitution guarantee the District's students and staff equal protection under the law.  The District, and I as the superintendent, has an affirmative obligation under California and federal law to provide a safe (free from harassment and discrimination) educational environment for its lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) students and staff.

 

An essential part of that obligation includes advocating acceptance and respect for LGBT students and staff, in the same way we do for all students and staff.  This includes the fact that all staff has an affirmative duty to protect LGBT students from emotional, verbal, and physical abuse from their peers.  It is also the school district’s responsibility to protect a teacher's or a student's constitutional guarantees of freedom of expression and speech as supported by Education Code § 48907.

 

It will be our continued and firm commitment to treat each person with respect, to protect the safety of all students and staff on all of our campuses, providing a safe place to learn and to teach.

 

Community Resources 

For additional resources, trainings, or materials, please contact PVUSD community partner, the Safe Schools Project:

Ron Indra

Director, Safe Schools Project

(831) 427-4014 or email