As the unifying agent of our community, steeped in more than a century of commitment to student achievement, the Victor Valley Union High School District will provide students a high-quality education in a safe environment, cultivating skills necessary for success through the promotion of integrity, creativity, and collaboration, inspiring them to reach their full potential and become productive global citizens. We take seriously our responsibility and commitment to establish and maintain a safe teaching and learning environment. Physical, mental, emotional, and social wellness are all considerations of “safety”. To support establishing and maintaining safe teaching and learning environments, our board policies prohibit discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying based on the actual or perceived characteristics of a person’s 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. These policies apply to all acts related to school activity or school attendance. Any prohibited conduct that occurs off campus or outside of school-related or school-sponsored programs or activities will be considered if it has a continuing effect on or creates a hostile school environment.
As a community, all stakeholders have a role in establishing and maintaining safe teaching and learning environments. Any stakeholder who receives a report or observes an incident of bullying, harassment, discrimination, and/or intimidation shall notify the site principal or the district compliance officer within one day. Once notified, the principal or compliance officer shall take the steps to investigate and address the allegation, in accordance with the applicable Uniform Complaint Procedures and/or Title IX. Retaliatory behavior or action against any person who reports, files a complaint, or testifies about, or otherwise supports a complainant, is prohibited.
If you have any questions regarding the process, an incident was reported to you or observed by you, and/or you have information regarding an incident already reported, please immediately contact the school principal or ShaKenya Edison, Director of Student Services/Title IX and UCP Compliance Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Although these matters may be sensitive and challenging, please remember that when we work together to address these issues, we are stronger as a community.