Nondiscrimination Statement


Discrimination in education programs is prohibited by the Santee School District and state and federal law. Education Code section 200, et seq. requires school districts to afford all pupils regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, sex, race, color, religion, natural origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification/ethnicity, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, or the perception of one or more of such characteristics, equal rights, and opportunities in accessing educational programs, activities, and facilities.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex. The Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. Also, pursuant to EC 212.1, "race" is inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, protective hairstyles and textures. "Protective hairstyles" is defined to include (but not limited to) styles such as braids, locks, and twists.

This policy requires notification in the native language of persons with limited English language skills if service area contains a community of minority persons with limited English language skills. The Santee School District will take the required steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission and participation in district programs. This policy applies to all students insofar as participation in programs and activities is concerned, with few exceptions such as contact sports. In accordance with federal law, complaints alleging non-compliance with this policy are investigated through the Uniform Complaint Process.

Nondiscrimination Board Policies:

Uniform Complaint Procedure

The Santee School District has adopted a Uniform Complaint Procedure (UCP). The District shall follow uniform complaint procedures when addressing complaints involving adult education programs, categorical aid programs, migrant child education, career technical education training programs, child care and development programs, allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, lactation accommodations, noncompliance with school safety planning requirements, pupil fees, courses of study, instructional minutes for physical education, local control accountability plans, any deficiencies related to preschool health and safety issues for a California state preschool program, and matters pertaining to the right of foster youth, homeless youth, former juvenile court school pupils, and children of military families. Information regarding the Uniform Complaint Procedure, including the individual responsible for processing a Uniform Complaint (BP 1312.3) can be found online ( Board Policies/1000 Community Relations).

Parents are encouraged to review civil law remedies available under state or federal discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying laws, if applicable, and of the appeal pursuant to Education Code section 262.3.

Review the UCP Annual Notice for more information. More information can also be found under the Board Policy and Adminstrative Regulation.

Complaints within the scope of the UCP are to be filed with:
David MacLeod
Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources
9625 Cuyamaca St.
Santee, CA 92071
(619) 258-2308
[email protected]