Agenda Item
Meeting Date: 10/8/2019 - 6:00 PM
Type: Action
Subject: 10.2 First Reading: Board Policy 0410 Non-Discrimination in District Programs and Activities
Strategic Plan:
File Attachment:
0410 .BP.pdf
Summary: Policy updated to reflect NEW LAW (AB 30, 2015) which prohibits the use of any racially derogatory or discriminatory school or athletic team name, mascot, or nickname.

Policy also adds language regarding the use of uniform complaint procedures to investigate and resolve any allegation of unlawful discrimination, expands the means by which notice of the district's non-discrimination policy will be distributed, reflects NEW LAW (SB 1375, 2016) which requires districts to post specified information regarding Title IX on their web site, and adds the district's responsibility to make its web site accessible to individuals with disabilities.

Policy further updated to reflect NEW LAW (AB 699) which (1) adds immigration status to the categories of characteristics that are protected against discrimination, (2) requires parent/guardian notification of their child's right to a free public education regardless of immigration status or religious beliefs, and (3) mandates that districts adopt policy consistent with a model policy developed by the California Attorney General, which includes a statement regarding equitable services.

Policy also reflects provisions of the Attorney General's model policy and NEW LAW (SB 31) which prohibit districts from compiling or assisting in the compilation of a registry based on immigration status, religion, or other specified characteristics.
Recommendation: It is recommended that the Governing Board approve the first reading of board policy 0410 Non-Discrimination in District Programs and Activities.
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Martha Bootsma - Administrative Assistant
Signed By:
Jesse M. Najera - Superintendent
Vote Results:

Original Motion
Member Mark Staggs Moved, Member Brian Boatwright seconded to approve the Original motion 'It is recommended that the Governing Board approve the first reading of board policy 0410 Non-Discriminaiton in District Programs and Activities.'. Upon a Roll-Call Vote being taken, the vote was: Aye: 5 Nay: 0.
The motion Carried 5 - 0
Karen Gray     Yes
Lynn McKee     Yes
Brian Boatwright     Yes
Heather Reid     Yes
Mark Staggs     Yes