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Nondiscrimination, Harassment, and Intimidation Policies

The Bakersfield City School District (BCSD) is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education and in employment. BCSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity on the basis and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of age, ethnicity or race, which is inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles, such as braids, locks, and twists, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identifications, religion, pregnancy, marital status, parental status, physical disability, mental disability, sex (including sexual harassment), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, medical information, genetic information, homelessness, foster status, military veteran status, political affiliation or any other basis prohibited by California state and federal nondiscrimination laws consistent with Education Code 200, 220 and 234.1, Penal Code 422.55, Government Code 11135 and Title IX. Not all bases of discrimination will apply to both education services and employment.
 
If you believe you, or your student, have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying you should contact your school site principal and/or the District’s Chief Equity Compliance Officer, Section 504 Coordinator, and Title IX Coordinator, Erin Johnston, by phone at (661) 631-4663, by email at johnstone@bcsd.com or in person at 1300 Baker Street, Bakersfield, CA 93305. Copies of BCSD’s Nondiscrimination policies are available on this webpage.