Commitment to Non-Discrimination

The District is an equal opportunity employer. In accordance with applicable law, the District prohibits discrimination and harassment against employees, applicants for employment, individuals providing services in the workplace pursuant to a contract, unpaid interns and volunteers based on their actual or perceived: race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status (including registered domestic partnership status), sex and gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), gender identity and gender expression (including transgender individuals who are transitioning, have transitioned, or are perceived to be transitioning to the gender with which they identify), age (40 and over), sexual orientation, Civil Air Patrol status, military and veteran status, and any other consideration protected by federal, state or local law (collectively referred to as "protected characteristics").

For purposes of this compliance statement, discrimination on the basis of “national origin” also includes discrimination against an individual because that person holds or presents the California driver's license issued to those who cannot document their lawful presence in the United States, as well as discrimination based upon any of the following: an individual’s or individual’s ancestors’ actual or perceived physical, cultural or linguistic characteristics associated with a national origin group; marriage to or association with individuals of a national origin group; tribal affiliation; membership in or association with an organization identified with or seeking to promote the interests of a national origin group; attendance or participation in schools, churches, temples, mosques or other religious institutions generally used by persons of a national origin group; or a name that is associated with a national origin group. An employee's or applicant for employment immigration status will not be considered for any employment purpose except as necessary to comply with federal, state or local law.

The District allows employees to self-identify their gender, name and/or pronoun, including gender-neutral pronouns. The District will use an employee’s gender or legal name as indicated on a government-issued identification document, only as necessary to meet an obligation mandated by law. Otherwise, the District will identify the employee in accordance with the employee’s current gender identity and preferred name.

The District will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based upon these characteristics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law. The District also does not retaliate or otherwise discriminate against applicants or employees who request a reasonable accommodation for reasons related to disability or religion. Our commitment to equal opportunity employment applies to all persons involved in our operations and prohibits unlawful discrimination and harassment by any employee, including supervisors and co-workers.

The Compton Unified School District is also committed to providing a safe learning environment for its students at any district site and/or activity that is free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying on the basis of any applicable protected characteristic . The district’s nondiscrimination statement and policy covers all district employment and opportunities, admissions, access to, and treatment of all individuals in the District's programs and activities, including adult and vocational education.

The Compton Unified School District will take steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission and participation in district programs or activities. A copy of the district’s nondiscrimination policy or additional information prohibiting all forms of discrimination, harassment, inappropriate behavior and/or hate crimes is available at all school sites and offices and on our website.

For concerns regarding discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying in schools, which cannot be remedied at the school sites level, you should immediately contact Dr. Kimberly Tresvant, Ed. D., Executive Director at 310- 639-4321 ext. 46517, 501 Santa Fe Ave. Compton, CA 90221 email address: [email protected]. Dr. Kimberly Tresvant is responsible for coordinating the district's efforts to comply with state and federal civil rights laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (student’s sex), sexual orientation, or gender identity(Title 5, CCR, §4910); race, color, or national origin (Title VI); or mental or physical disability Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and to answer inquiries regarding the district's nondiscrimination policies.

It is the intent of the district to ensure that students who are handicapped within the definition of Section 504 are identified, evaluated, and, if qualified, provided with appropriate accommodations and the provision of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to students and qualified adults with disabilities who may not be covered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA). Due process rights of handicapped students and their parents under Section 504 will be enforced and a grievance procedure has been adopted that incorporates appropriate due process standards that provide opportunity for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by Section 504.

For Uniform Complaint Procedures complaints regarding unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying ,based on actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or any other legally protected status; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, you should immediately contact Dr. Kimberly Tresvant, Executive Director at 310-639-4321 ext. 46517, 501 Santa Fe Ave. Compton, CA 90221; email address: [email protected].

The district also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district's complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. For concerns regarding discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying in employment, you should immediately contact Dr. Kimberly Tresvant, Executive Director at 310-639-4321 ext. 46517, 501 Santa Fe Ave. Compton, CA 90221 Email address: [email protected].

Any student who feels that he/she has been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying should immediately contact the coordinator in Human Resources, their principal, or any other staff member. In addition, any student who observes any such incident should report the incident to the district’s coordinator or their principal, whether or not the victim files a complaint. Any school employee who observes an incident of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying or to whom such an incident is reported shall report the incident to the district coordinator or principal, whether or not the victim files a complaint.