The Pajaro Valley Unified School District (Local Educational Agency) has adopted a policy that prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, immigration status, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation , or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The policy includes the following: a) A statement that it applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance within a school under the jurisdiction of the superintendent of the school district. b) Requirement that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
(Ed. Code (EC) §§ 200, 220, 221.5, 234.1, and 260; Gov. Code (GC) § 11135; Pen. Code (PC) § 422.55; Cal. Code of Regs., Title 5 (5 CCR) §§ 4900, 4902, and 4960)
Complaints alleging noncompliance with this policy of discrimination should be directed to:
- The following person is designated as District Coordinator for Nondiscrimination and Title IX Coordinator: Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. Phone: (831) 786-2145 Address: 294 Green Valley Road, Watsonville, CA 95076
- District 504 Coordination – Director of Student Services, Dr. Ivan Alcaraz Contact information is: Email – Ivan_Alcaraz@pvusd.net. Phone – 831 786-2390.
- A copy of the district’s Uniform Complaint Policy is available at our website in Board Policy and Regulation 1312.3, (PDF Policy; PDF Regulation) Nondiscrimination 4030 (PDF Policy) Sexual Harassment Board Policy 4119.11(a) (PDF Policy; PDF Regulation), It is also found in our Parents Rights and Responsibilities Handbook on page 13. (PDF click here) For the Spanish version, click here.
- To file a complaint please contact school administration or the Human Resources Department. They will assist in the filing of a formal complaint in-line with the appropriate administrative regulation.
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