7.1 Nondiscrimination Policy

Nondiscrimination Policy

The Board of Education desires to provide a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the District's academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities. District schools, programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying targeted at any student by anyone based on the student’s actual or percieved race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or genetic information or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  “Race or ethnicity” includes ancestry, color, ethnic group identification, and ethnic background.  The term “race” is inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks and twists.

This policy shall apply to all acts related to school activity or school attendance occurring within a district school, and to acts which occur off campus or outside of school-related or school-sponsored activities but which may have an impact or create a hostile environment at school.  (Excerpt from SFUSD Board Policy 5145.3)