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Policies and Procedures

Children

Minor children are NOT allowed to attend adult education classes, unless it is specifically permitted as part of the course.

 

Student Dress and Grooming

Students are expected to adhere to the established dress and grooming standards for the school in order to prevent distractions and disruption in the classroom and to ensure the physical well-being and safety of students and staff.

 

No Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited on campuses and in school parking lots.

 

Drug Free Schools

It shall be the policy of this school district to keep schools alcohol and drug free by taking positive action through education, counseling, parental involvement, medical referral and police referral, and by handling incidents in the schools involving possession, sale, distribution and/or use of any controlled substance, alcoholic beverage, intoxicant of any kind, tobacco or products containing tobacco or nicotine.

 

Insurance

The Azusa Adult Education Center does not provide student accident insurance.

 

School District Safety Hotline:

The Azusa Unified School District has installed a Hotline for residents to report safety issues, crimes or related matters. The Hotline records all calls and is monitored daily Monday through Friday.  Instructions are given in English and Spanish. The Hotline number is (626) 331-2302. 

 

Accessibility, Non-discrimination, Title IX

The district prohibits, at any district school or school activity, unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any student based on the student' actual 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; 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 district designates the following individual as the responsible employee to coordinate its efforts to comply with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and California Education Code 234.1, as well as to investigate and resolve sexual harassment complaints under AR 1312.3 - Uniform Complaint Procedures: 

Garry Creel
Director, Child Welfare & Attendance
546 S. Citrus Ave.,
Azusa CA 91702
626-858-6168
gcreel@azusa.org  

Please see Azusa USD Board Policy (BP) and Administrative Regulation (AR) 5145.7

 

 

Student Diversity And Tolerance Policy:

The Governing Board of the Azusa Unified School District affirms the right of every student to be protected from hate-motivated behavior and supports appropriate harassment-free school environments, promoting respect and establishing programs that encourage learning about and   respect for diverse cultures.  Behavior or statements that degrade an individual on the basis of his/her race, ethnicity, culture, heritage, gender, sexual orientation, physical/mental attributes, religious belief or practices shall not be tolerated. 

 

AUSD Is Equal Opportunity:

It is the Azusa USD policy not to discriminate on the basis of the sex, race, color, national origin, lack of English skills or handicapping condition in its admission of students to school programs, educational programs and activities.  Anyone who feels they have a grievance should contact the Director of Pupil Personnel at the Azusa Unified School District Office (626) 858-6184 or                           (626) 967-6211

 

 

Safe Place To Learn Act

EC 234 and 234.1 Azusa Unified School District is committed to maintaining

a learning environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, violence, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived characteristics set forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code and EC 220, and 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 these 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 discrimination, harassment, violence, intimidation, or bullying related to school activity or school attendance occurring within a school of the school district may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion. To report an incidence and/or to receive a copy of the district’s antidiscrimination, anti-harassment, anti-intimidation, and anti-bullying policies, please contact Child Welfare and Attendance.

 

Sexual Harassment Policy:

The Governing Board is committed to maintaining an educational environment that is free from harassment.  The Board prohibits sexual harassment of students by other students, employees or other persons, at school or school sponsored or school related activities.  The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against persons who complain, testify, assist or otherwise participate in the complaint process.  ED CODE 48980 AND 231.5

Definition of Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is defined as unsolicited and unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

Reporting of Sexual Harassment

A student or employee who feels that he/she is being or has been subjected to sexual harassment shall immediately contact his/her teacher/supervisor.  A school employee to whom a complaint is made by a student or employee shall, within 24 hours of receiving the complaint, report it to the principal or designee.  The principal or designee to whom the complaint of sexual harassment is reported to shall investigate the complaint in accordance with administrative regulations.

Confidentiality

All complaints of sexual harassment shall be kept confidential except as necessary to carry out the investigation or take other subsequent necessary action.