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Safe Place to Learn Act

Safe Place to Learn Act

Bullying, Harassment, Intimidation and Discrimination Prevention and Response(Ed. Code  §  §  234, 234.1)

It is the policy of the State of California to ensure that all local education agencies continue to work to reduce discrimination, harassment, violence, intimidation, and bullying. It is further the policy of the state to improve pupil safety at schools and the connections between pupils and supportive adults, schools, and communities. (EC 234)

The Pleasant Valley Joint Union Elementary School District is committed to maintaining a learning environment that is free from bullying, harassment, intimidation, and discrimination based on actual or perceived disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of the actual or perceived characteristics. 

All school personnel who witness an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying must take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so.

Any student who engages in acts of bullying, harassment, intimidation, or discrimination related to school activity or attendance occurring within the school may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion. 

Students, parents, staff, and community members should report incidents so they can be investigated. Formal complaints may be filed and will be timely investigated and resolved according to District policy and procedure. Complainants may appeal if they disagree with the outcome. 

To report an incident or to file a complaint, please contact the Superintendent.  If you would like a copy of the District’s policy and procedures prohibiting and responding to bullying, harassment, intimidation, and discrimination please the Other Resources page of the Pleasant Valley School website.  (Click here to go to the page.)

Reference: Board Policy 5131.2 and Administrative Procedure 5131.2