Prohibition Against Unlawful Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and/or Retaliation
Under governing federal and state laws and District Board Policies (“BPs”) and Administrative Regulation (“ARs”), no individual is to be subjected to unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying, based on actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, martial or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or any other legal protected status; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or the association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Retaliation against an individual who has filed a complaint of unlawful discrimination or participated in an investigation regarding such a complaint is strictly prohibited. The District’s strictly forbids and has zero tolerance of any form of unlawful discrimination.
Filing a Complaint of Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and/or Retaliation
Perris Union High School District (the “District”) recently revised and thereby clarified its Board Policies (“BPs”) and Administrative Regulations (“ARs”), specifically those addressing (1) uniform complaint procedures (BP/AR 1312.3); (2) nondiscrimination/harassment (BP/AR 5145.3); and (3) sexual harassment (BP/AR 5145.7). A copy of each of these BPs and ARs can be found by visiting this website: http://www.gamutonline.net/district/perrishigh/. Please review and familiarize yourself with these important BPs and ARs.
Any individual who believes unlawful discrimination has occurred under either BP/AR 5145.3 (Nondiscrimination/Harassment) or BP/AR 5145.7 (Sexual Harassment) may file a complaint as described in BP/AR 1312.3 (Uniform Complaint Procedures). Upon receiving a complaint, the District will follow the specific procedures described in AR 1312.3 (Uniform Complaint Procedures).
AR 1312.3 describes the District’s prompt and equitable process to investigate and resolve complaints, including complaints of unlawful discrimination based on race, color, national, origin, sex, or any other protected characteristic referenced above. It also contains timeframes and a description of the investigation of the complaint, report of findings, final written decision, and corrective action, if needed, to stop the discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation, prevent its recurrence, and remedy the effects of discrimination.
The District has an independent obligation to investigate a complaint irrespective of whether a complaint has also been filed with another governmental entity, such as the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education or law enforcement.
To find out more information about the District’s prohibition against unlawful discrimination, harassment, and/or retaliation or if you would like to file a complaint, please contact:
District Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources
(951) 943-6369, ext. 8030