Nondiscrimination Statement

The Sweetwater Union High School District shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying against an individual or group based on age; gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information; sex, actual or potential parental, family, or marital status that treats students differently on the basis of sex; race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, immigration status; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. The Board of Trustees is determined to provide students, employees, community members and job applicants a safe, positive environment where they are assured full and equal employment access and opportunities, protection from harassment, intimidation, bullying, and freedom from fear of retaliation for asserting their rights in accordance with that law. The Board shall promote programs that ensure discriminatory practices are eliminated in all district activities. The Sweetwater Union High School District requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying.

El distrito Sweetwater Union High School District estarán libres de discriminación, acoso, intimidación, e intimidación escolar en contra del individuo o grupo basada en edad, género, identidad o expresión de género, o información genética, sexo, posible o legítimo padre, madre, o familia, o estado civil que ocasione distinción de trato al alumno en base al sexo, raza, color, religión, ascendencia, origen nacional, estado de inmigratorio, identificación con un grupo étnico, discapacidad física o mental, orientación sexual; o por la percepción de una o más de dichas características, o la asociación con una persona o grupo con una o más de dichas características percibidas o reales. La Mesa Directiva del Distrito está decidida a proveer a los alumnos, empleados, miembros de la comunidad y aspirantes de empleo un ambiente seguro y positivo en el que se les garantice acceso y oportunidades equitativas y plenas de empleo, protección contra el acoso, intimidación, represalias por afirmar sus derechos conforme a dicha ley. La Mesa Directiva fomentará programas que garanticen la eliminación de prácticas discriminatorias en todas las actividades del distrito. El distrito Sweetwater Union High School District requiere que el personal escolar tome medidas inmediatas para intervenir cuando sea seguro hacerlo al ser testigo de un acto de discriminación, intimidación, acoso, o intimidación escolar.

Board Policy Links

Click here for School Board Policies & Regulations.

For more information, please refer to SUHSD Board Policy 0410 – Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities/Title IX.

CDE and US Dept of Ed Links

Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying, as well as Title IX-related concerns should be directed to the following individuals:

Compliance:
Dr. Vernon Moore
Chief Compliance Officer
670 L Street Suite G
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 796-7720
vernon.moore@sweetwaterschools.org

Student Nondiscrimination/Section 504/Title IX Officer:
Sonia Picos
Director, Student Support Services
1130 Fifth Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 691-5564
sonia.picos@sweetwaterschools.org

Special Education:
Carrie Rea
Director, Special Services
670 L Street, Suite A
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(619) 796-7750
carrie.rea@sweetwaterschools.org

SUHSD Complaint Process

How to File a Complaint – PDF

Title IX

Sweetwater Union High School District Title IX

Notice to Persons with Disabilities

SUHSD does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law in its programs, activities, or employment practices. For inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies, contact: Chief Compliance Officer, 619-600-3301, legalsuhsd@sweetwaterschools.org.

SUHSD affirms its commitment to ensure that people with disabilities have an equal opportunity to access online information and functionality. For assistance accessing any online information or functionality that is currently inaccessible, contact the Grants and Communications Department at 619-691-5578. To file a formal grievance under Section 504 and Title II, contact Chief Compliance Officer, 619-600-3301, legalsuhsd@sweetwaterschools.org.

Plan for new website content

Click here for information about Exhibit_0410, our district’s plan for new website content.

Sweetwater Union High School District Plan for Corrective Action

Click here for information about OCR 09-17-1421: Sweetwater Union High School District Plan for Corrective Action

Screen Reader Resources

The following links are available tools supporting blind and visually impaired computer readers:

JAWS
JAWS, Job Access With Speech, is the world’s most popular screen reader, developed for computer users whose vision loss prevents them from seeing screen content or navigating with a mouse. JAWS provides speech and Braille output for the most popular computer applications on your PC.

NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access)
NVDA (NonVisual Desktop Access) is a free “screen reader” which enables blind and vision impaired people to use computers.

WebAnywhere
WebAnywhere is a non-visual interface to the web that requires no new software to be downloaded or installed. It works right in the browser, which means you can access it from any computer, even locked-down public computer terminals.WebAnywhere enables you to interact with the web in a similar way to how you may have used other screen readers, such as JAWS or Window-Eyes, before.