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Non-Discrimination Statement

The Ladera Education Institute is committed to providing a safe working and learning environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying on the basis of race; actual or perceived, color, national origin, ethnic group ancestry, religious creed, age, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, gender, actual or perceived sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender expression, sex or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics at any district site and/or activity. This nondiscrimination policy covers all district employment and opportunities, admissions, access to, and treatment of all individuals in the District's programs and activities, including adult and vocational education. The Ladera Education Institute will take steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission and participation in district programs or activities. A copy of the district’s nondiscrimination policy or additional information prohibiting all forms of discrimination, harassment, inappropriate behavior and/or hate crimes is available at all school sites and offices. 

For concerns regarding discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying in schools, which cannot be remedied at the school sites level, you should immediately contact Dorothy Williams, Human Resources, at 310- 910-0230, 601 Grace Avenue, Inglewood, CA. Email address: dwilliams@ghsa-k12-ca.us. Ms. Williams is responsible for coordinating the district's efforts to comply with state and federal civil rights laws, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (student’s sex), sexual orientation, or gender identity (Title 5, CCR, §4910); race, color, or national origin (Title VI); or mental or physical disability Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, and to answer inquiries regarding the district's nondiscrimination policies. 

It is the intent of the district to ensure that students who are handicapped within the definition of Section 504 are identified, evaluated, and, if qualified, provided with appropriate accommodations and the provision of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to students and qualified adults with disabilities who may not be covered by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA). Due process rights of handicapped students and their parents under Section 504 will be enforced and a grievance procedure has been adopted that incorporates appropriate due process standards that provide opportunity for prompt and equitable resolution of complaints alleging any action prohibited by Section 504. 

For Uniform Complaint Procedures complaints regarding unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, or bullying, based on actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or any other legally protected status; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, you should immediately contact Dorothy Williams, Human Resources, at 310- 910-0230, 601 Grace Avenue, Inglewood, CA. Email address: dwilliams@ghsa-k12-ca.us. (Education Code 234.1; 5 CCR 4621) 

The district also prohibits retaliation against any district employee or job applicant who complains, testifies or in any way participates in the district's complaint procedures instituted pursuant to this policy. For concerns regarding discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying in employment, you should immediately contact Dorothy Williams, Human Resources, at 310- 910-0230, 601 Grace Avenue, Inglewood, CA. Email address: dwilliams@ghsa-k12-ca.us.

Any student who feels that he/she has been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying should immediately contact the coordinator in Human Resources, their principal, or any other staff member. In addition, any student who observes any such incident should report the incident to the district’s coordinator or their principal, whether or not the victim files a complaint. Any school employee who observes an incident of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying or to whom such an incident is reported shall report the incident to the district coordinator or principal, whether or not the victim files a complaint.