Hate Motivated Behavior

SFUSD's Commitment to Inclusion and Diversity

SFUSD is a community that celebrates our diversity, and believes its greatest strength of our community. We are committed to reducing prejudice and enhancing understanding between individuals and groups within our schools. 

Read SFUSD's Resolution In Support of Inclusive Schools that Celebrate Diversity and Respect People of All Identities (December 13, 2016)

What Is Hate Motivated Behavior?

Every student has the right to be protected from "hate-motivated" behavior. Behavior or statements that degrade an individual on the basis of his/her race, ethnicity, culture, heritage, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, physical/mental attributes or religious beliefs or practices shall not be tolerated and may be considered “hate-motivated” speech or "hate-motivated" behavior.

How to Report a Complaint?

A student or parent/guardian who believes the student is a victim of hate-motivated behavior is strongly encouraged to report the incident to a teacher, the principal, or other staff member. Student and parents should report complaints to the school's administrator as soon as possible. Reports can be made verbally or in writing. Upon receiving that report, the administrator will conduct an investigation into the allegations and will provide you with you with an update about the findings and remedial actions that will be taken as the result of any investigation.

If you are unhappy with the school's response, you can file a uniform complaint with the Office of Equity.

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