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    Non-discrimination, Harrasment, and Intimidation Statement and Policy

    The Santa Ana Unified School District is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying. The District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on actual or perceived race or ethnicity, gender/sex (including gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and pregnancy-related medical conditions) sexual orientation, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental status, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age (40 and above), genetic information, political belief or affiliation (not union related), a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, mental/physical disability, immigration status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts or to which it provides significant assistance. For inquiries about District policies and procedures related to student-to-student, student-to-staff and staff-to student harassment/discrimination, including how to file a harassment/discrimination complaint contact: Dr. Hiacynth D. Martinez, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, UCP and Title IX Coordinator, 1601 E. Chestnut Avenue, Santa Ana, CA 92701, or by phone at (714) 558-5860 or via email at compliance.officer@sausd.us

    (link to BP 5145.3)


    Sex Discrimination



    Sexual Harassment

    The Governing Board is committed to maintaining a safe school environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. The Board prohibits, at school or at school-sponsored or school-related activities, sexual harassment targeted at any student by anyone. The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against any person who reports, files a complaint or testifies about, or otherwise supports a complainant in alleging sexual harassment. 

    The District strongly encourages any student who feels that he/she is being or has been sexually harassed on school grounds or at a school-sponsored or school-related activity by another student or an adult who has experienced off-campus sexual harassment that has a continuing effect on campus to immediately contact his/her teacher, the principal, or any other available school employee. Any employee who receives a report or observes an incident of sexual harassment shall notify the principal or a District compliance officer. Once notified, the principal or compliance officer shall take the steps to investigate and address the allegation, as specified in the accompanying administrative regulation. 

    Sexual Harassment - Board Policy 5145.7 


    Harassment/Sexual Harassment/Hostile Work Environment Form



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    Click here to access the Williams Uniform Complaint Procedures. 

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    Uniform Complaint forms

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    Title IX

    A Title IX complaint concerns discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that are federally funded. School-sponsored athletics and off campus activities are among the areas addressed by Title IX.

    Due to recent changes in the Title IX Regulations effective August 14 2020, all related District policies and procedures are being reviewed and updated to ensure compliance. Please direct concerns and allegations regarding sexual harassment to the Title IX Coordinator listed below.

    If you believe you have experienced discrimination, bullying, or harassment, immediately contact the school principal and/or the appropriate district administrator:

    Student Related Complaints:

    David Richey. Executive Director, Support Services, 1601 E. Chestnut Ave. Santa Ana CA, 92701, 714.380.2622, email David.Richey@sausd.us.

    Employee Related Complaints:

    Dr. Hiacynth Martinez, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, 1601 E. Chestnut Ave. Santa Ana CA, 92701, 714.558-5860, email Compliance.Officer@sausd.us.

    Williams Complaints:

    Dr. Lorraine Perez, Deputy Superintendent, Educational Services, 1601 E. Chestnut Ave. Santa Ana CA, 92701, (714) 558-5523, email Lorraine.Perez@sausd.us.

    Title IX Complaints:

    Dr. Hiacynth Martinez, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources, 1601 E. Chestnut Ave. Santa Ana CA, 92701, 714.558-5860, email Compliance.Officer@sausd.us.

    CA Educ Code § 230 (2017): For purposes of this chapter, harassment and other discrimination on the basis of sex include, but are not limited to, the following practices: (a) On the basis of sex, exclusion of a person or persons from participation in, denial of the benefits of, or subjection to harassment or other discrimination in, any academic, extracurricular, research, occupational training, or other program or activity & Ed Code 221.8.