The Wasco Union School District Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs, activities, practices, and employment shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying on the basis and/or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics of race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, pregnancy, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, or genetic information in any of its policies, procedures, or practices, in compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (pertaining to race, color and national origin), Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (pertaining to sex), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (pertaining to disability), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 (pertaining to age), The Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008, and the 2003 amendment to the California FEHA, Unruh and Ralph Civil Rights Act (pertaining to gender identity or expression). This nondiscrimination policy covers admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, the District’s programs and applies to all activities, including vocational education.
The Wasco Union Elementary Union School District is committed to maintaining a safe workplace and learning environment that is free of sexual harassment and retaliation. The Board of Education prohibits sexual harassment of students, job applicants, employees, contractors, or any other individuals including but not limited to parents and vendors. The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against persons, who complain, testify, assist or otherwise participate in investigations of complaints regarding sexual harassment. Sexual harassment may, in certain circumstances, be a violation of Title VII of the Civil Riqhts Act of 1964 as amended, and/or Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, as well as California law. All persons including applicants, employees, students and independent contractors are protected under this policy.