Notice of Student Nondiscrimination/Notice of Nondiscrimination

San Diego Cooperative Charter Schools (SDCCS) is committed to making schools free from unlawful discrimination and providing equal opportunities for all individuals in education.

SDCCS prohibits discriminatory practices whose purpose or effect has a negative impact on the student’s academic performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational environment. SDCCS promotes programs that ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities.

Any student who engages in discrimination of another student or anyone from SDCCS may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion. Any employee who permits or engages in discrimination may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

A student or parent/guardian who believes that discrimination has occurred may contact the principal for immediate resolution at the site. A student or parent/guardian is not required to attempt resolution through the school site before contacting the District Title IX Coordinator (Sarah Saluta).

Student Sexual Harassment Policy

San Diego Cooperative Charter Schools (SDCCS) is committed to making the schools free from sexual harassment. This means that SDCCS prohibits harassment made by someone from or in the educational setting. Sexual harassment can be such actions as unwelcome sexual advances; requests for sexual favors; or verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature made by someone from or in the educational setting.

SDCCS prohibits conduct that has the purpose or effect of having a negative impact on the student’s academic performance, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment.

SDCCS further prohibits sexual harassment in which a student’s grades, benefits, services, honors, program or activities are dependent on submission to such conduct.

How to File a Discrimination, Bullying or Harassment Complaint

SDCCS believes discrimination, harassment, and bullying issues may be resolved at the school site. As such, students, parents/guardians may report:

Any act of discrimination, harassment, or bullying by a student, staff member or third party to the site principal. The responsible school official will conduct a prompt, thorough and impartial investigation into the complaint. A student or parent/guardian is not required to attempt resolution through the school site before contacting the SDCCS Title IX Coordinator (Sarah Saluta).

When sexual harassment is reported, interim steps will be taken to stop harassment and protect the victim from further harassment pending outcome of the complaint.

At any time during the complaint process students or parent/guardian may contact the Title IX Coordinator to file a complaint directly with SDCCS. A student or parent is not required to attempt resolution through the school site before contacting the SDCCS Title IX Coordinator (Sarah Saluta).

Title IX Coordinator
Sarah Saluta
San Diego Cooperative Charter Schools
7260 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
858-496-1613
office@sdccs.org
Filing a Uniform Complaint
At any time during the site resolution process, students or parent/guardians may file a Uniform Complaint Form which can be obtained from the school.
The Uniform Complaint should be filed with the San Diego Cooperative Charter Schools main office:
San Diego Cooperative Charter Schools
7260 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
858-496-1613
office@sdccs.org
Investigation of a Uniform Complaint

San Diego Cooperative Charter Schools (SDCCS) will immediately undertake an effective, thorough, and objective investigation of the allegations and provide a written report within 60 days of when the complaint was filed. The report will include a summary of the facts, a decision on the complaint, reason for the decision and corrective actions that have or will be taken, including remedies for the victim. The complainant has the right to present witnesses and evidence.

Action

If SDCCS determines that its policies prohibiting discrimination, harassment, or bullying have been violated, disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion or dismissal will be taken. Remedies will also be provided to the victim and remedial action(s) will be required of the school site.

Remedial actions will be taken that are designed to end the harassment, prevent its recurrence and address its effects on the harassed student.

Follow up with the student will occur to ensure the harassment has stopped and that there is no retaliation.

SDCCS prohibits retaliation against any participant in the complaint process including witnesses. A separate Uniform Complaint may be filed if retaliation occurs against any individual involved in the processing of discrimination, harassment, or bullying complaint. Each complaint shall be investigated promptly and in a way that respects the privacy of all parties concerned.

A student who has a complaint of discrimination or sexual harassment may contact the principal for immediate resolution at the school site. A student or parent/guardian is not required to attempt resolution through the school site before contacting the SDCCS Title IX Coordinator (Sarah Saluta).

Title IX Coordinator
Sarah Saluta
San Diego Cooperative Charter Schools
7260 Linda Vista Road
San Diego, CA 92111
858-496-1613
office@sdccs.org
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For questions or concerns, please call 858-496-1613.