Coachella Valley Unified School District
The Coachella Valley Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education and in employment and does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, ethnicity, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, immigration status, marital status, national origin, parental status, pregnancy status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board prohibits, at any district school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the protected characteristics named above. (CVUSD BP1312.3, AR1312.3, BP5145.3, BP5131.2, BP5145.7, AR5145.7).
The District assures the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation in District Programs. Complaints of unlawful discrimination are investigated through the Uniform Complaint Policy and Procedures.
The following mandated policy reflects various provisions of state and federal law which prohibit discrimination against students in educational programs and activities based on certain actual or perceived characteristics of an individual, including Education Code 220, which prohibits discrimination based on race, nationality, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, sexual orientation, religion, or any other characteristic contained in the definition of hate crimes in Penal Code 422.55; Title VI (42 USC 2000d-2000e-17), which prohibits discrimination based on race, color, or national origin; Title IX (20 USC 1681-1688), which prohibits discrimination based on sex, gender, and gender identity; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (42 USC 6101-6107), which prohibits discrimination based on age; and Title II (20USC 12101-12213) and Section 504 (29 USC 794), which prohibit discrimination based on disability. Education Code 260 gives the Governing Board primary responsibility for ensuring that district programs and activities are free from discrimination based on age or any of these characteristics.
For any concerns or questions regarding discrimination, equity of Title IX, please contact:
Dr. Denise Ellis, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources & Risk Management
Human Resources Department
87-225 Church Street
Thermal, CA 92274
Pupils have the right to a free public education, regardless of immigration status or religious beliefs. More information about these rights is available from the California Attorney General, Know Your Rights