Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 ("Titl IX") is a federal law that prohibits sex-based discrimination in all educational programs and activities, including athletic programs. No person shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity operaded by TAUSD. Title IX protects all participants in TAUSD's educational programs and activities, including students, parents, employees, and job applicants. TAUSD does not discrimainate on the basis of sex.
The Governing Board recognizes that suicide is a leading cause of death among youth, prevention is a collective effort that requires educational partners engagement, and school personnel who regulary interact with students are often in a position to recognize the warning signs of suicide and to offer appropriate referral and/or assistance.
The Board of Trustees is committed to providing a safe learning environment that protects students from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying, and other behavior motivated by a person's hostility towards another person's real or perceived ethnicity, national origin, immigrant status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, religious belief, age, disablity, or any other physical or cultural characteristic.
Bullying is an aggresive behavior that involves a real or perceived inbalance of power between individuals with the intent to cause emotional or physical harm. Bullying can be physical, verbal, or social/relational and may involve a single severe act or repetition or potential repetition of a deliberate act. Bullying includes, but is not limited to any act described in Education Code 48900(r).
Cyberbullying includes the electronic creation or transmission of harassing communications, direct threats, or other harmful texts, sounds, or images. Cyberbullying also includes breaking into another person's electronic account or assuming that person's online identity in order to damage that person's reputation.