Mountain View Whisman School District
Agenda Item for Board Meeting of 8/22/2019
Agenda Category: CONSENT AGENDA
Agenda Item Title: Board Policy No. 0410, Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities
Person Responsible: Carmen Ghysels, Chief Human Relations Officer
The District is in the process of updating policies at the recommendation of the California School Boards Association.
The proposed changes to Board Policy No. 0410 reflect new language defining nondiscrimination that includes discrimination on gender identity or expression, genetic information or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
The policy also states that personally identifiable information collected in the implementation of any district program, including, but not limited to, student and family information for the free and reduced-price lunch program, transportation, or any other educational program, shall be used only for the purposes of the program, except when the Superintendent or designee authorizes its use for another purpose in accordance with law. Resources and data collected by the district shall not be used, directly or by others, to compile a list, registry, or database of individuals based on race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, or immigration status or any other category identified above. The policy also mandates that district programs and activities shall also be free of any racially derogatory or discriminatory school or athletic team names, mascots, or nicknames.
That the Board approve Board Policy No. 0410, Nondiscrimination in District Programs and Activities, as presented.