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Discrimination, Bullying, Harassment

Non Discrimination Statement

The Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in district programs and activities. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying including discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information; a 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.



Statewide Resources: Bullying & Cyberbullying

Bullying & Hate-Motivated Behavior Prevention (California Department of Education)

Bullying and Youth with Disabilities and Special Health Needs External link opens in new window or tab.
This site addresses creating a safe environment for youth with disabilities and federal civil rights laws.

Bullying at School (PDF)
This CDE publication addresses bullying behavior and hate-motivated behavior, including definitions, effects, and prevention strategies.

Cyberbullying - Definition, Prevention, and Reporting External link opens in new window or tab.
Cyberbullying happens when children bully each other through electronic technology. Find out why cyberbullying is different from traditional bullying, what you can do to prevent it, and how you can report it when it happens.

Cyberbullying Research Center External link opens in new window or tab.
The Cyberbullying Research Center is a clearinghouse of information about cyberbullying among adolescents. It provides information on the nature, extent, causes, and consequences of cyberbullying, as well as resources on how to prevent and respond to online aggression.

GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network) External link opens in new window or tab.
This network provides resources and support for schools to implement effective and age-appropriate anti-bullying programs to improve school climate for all students.

Massachusetts Bullying Prevention and Intervention Resources External link opens in new window or tab.
Massachusetts law led to the Model Bullying Prevention and Intervention Plan and implementation of model practices in school staff professional development in bullying prevention.

National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE) External link opens in new window or tab.
Funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Safe and Healthy Students. Bullying is defined as a form of unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-age children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance and that is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. This site describes physical, verbal, social bullying, and cyberbullying and features resources.

National Criminal Justice Reference Service External link opens in new window or tab.
Select A-Z Topics, and then select Bullying.

National Crime Prevention Council External link opens in new window or tab.
The National Crime Prevention Council’s mission is to be the nation’s leader in helping people keep themselves, their families, and their communities safe from crime.

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program External link opens in new window or tab.
The site provides a summary of the Olweus Bullying Prevention Program developed by the Olweus Group. It is a comprehensive model that defines bullying/cyberbullying and utilizes annual surveys, classroom curriculum, implementation resources, and training.

Organizations and Resources that Support Youth
A list of California organizations providing support to youth and their families who have been subjected to school-related discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying/cyberbullying, including resources for youths affected by gangs, gun violence, and psychological trauma caused by violence at home, school, and in the community.

PACER National Bullying Prevention Center External link opens in new window or tab.
The organization provides classroom, family, and community resources and materials related to bullying and cyberbullying prevention, activities and events, and stories. Spanish language materials are available External link opens in new window or tab..

Stop Bullying External link opens in new window or tab. is a national organization that provides information for students and adults defining bullying/cyberbullying, and offering advice on how to address the issues, resources, and materials.

Teaching Tolerance External link opens in new window or tab.
Teaching Tolerance is a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. It includes classroom resources and materials on bullying, cyberbullying, and school climate among many other topics related to tolerance.

Please visit the U.S. Department of Education–Disability Bullying and Harassment web page at

Please visit the California Department of Education Position Statement on Language Access web page at

Please visit the PACER National Bullying Prevention Center–Bullying and Harassment of Students with Disabilities web page at

Please visit the American Society for Deaf Children web page at

Please visit the National Association of the Deaf web page at

Please visit the–Keeping Students with Disabilities Safe from Bullying web page at

Please visit the–Keeping Students with Special Needs Safe from Bullying web page at