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Equal Opportunity Protections and 504 Plans

San Diego Unified School District's Nondiscrimination Statement

 

Equal Opportunity

San Diego Unified School District is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying by reason of the following actual or perceived characteristics: age, ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, immigration status, marital or parental status, nationality, national origin, actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Reference Board Policy (BP) 5145.3 and Administrative Regulation (AR) 5145.3 for full policies.

 

Title IX Regulations

Every school district that receives federal funding is required to designate and/or adequately train at least one employee to coordinate the recipient’s Title IX responsibilities. Title IX regulations also require the name and contact information of each Title IX Coordinator be made public by the educational institution. The San Diego Unified School District affirms its commitment to equality of opportunity for all individuals. This commitment requires that no discrimination shall occur regarding admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, any program and activity on the basis of age, ancestry, color, mental or physical disability, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, immigration status, marital or parental status, nationality, national origin, actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, race, religion, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

Complaints alleging noncompliance with Title IX can be filed by utilizing the Uniform Complaint Procedures (UCP) as identified in California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Sections 4600 et. Seq. and San Diego Unified School District Policy must be filed in writing to the Title IX Coordinator:

San Diego Unified School District

Lynn A. Ryan, Uniform Complaint Compliance Officer

4100 Normal Street, Room 2129

San Diego, CA 92103

619-725-7225

lryan@sandi.net

 

504 Plans

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 provides equal access to education by providing accommodations for students identified disabled that substantially limit one or more life activities even if they are not eligible for special education services. Further, Section 504 prohibits discrimination against students with disabilities in district programs, gives parents/guardian rights to examine relevant records, to participate in an impartial hearing including the opportunity for representation by counsel and a review procedure.

It is the policy of the district to provide a free appropriate public education to each student with disabilities. Parents/guardians who believe their student may have a disability are to contact the principal of the school to initiate a referral to the Student Study Team for review.

 

Title IX Coordinator Contacts:504 Coordinator Contacts:Title II Coordinator Contacts:CCR Title 5 Coordinator Contacts:
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Lynn A. Ryan

Uniform Complaint Compliance Officer

619-725-7225

lryan@sandi.net

4100 Normal Street, Room 2129

San Diego, CA 92103

 

Leanne Rainer

ADA/504 Office

619-725-5658

llehn@sandi.net

  4100 Normal Street, Annex 6B 

San Diego, CA 92103

 

Thomas Liberto

  Financial Planning, Monitoring and Accountability 

619-725-7093

tliberto@sandi.net

4100 Normal Street, Room 3209

San Diego, CA 92103

 

Thomas Liberto

  Financial Planning, Monitoring and Accountability 

619-725-7093

tliberto@sandi.net

4100 Normal Street, Room 3209

San Diego, CA 92103

 

Kearny BST:Kearny BST:Kearny BST:Kearny BST:

Robert Meza-Ehlert

DMD Vice Principal

858-221-5300 ext. 3083

rmeza-ehlert@sandi.net

Kearny High – School of DMD

1954 Komet Way

San Diego, CA 92111

Nancy Castaneda

BST Counselor

858-221-5300 ext. 3047

ncastaneda@sandi.net

Kearny High – School of BST

1954 Komet Way

San Diego, CA 92111

 

Robert Meza-Ehlert

DMD Vice Principal

858-221-5300 ext. 3083

rmeza-ehlert@sandi.net

Kearny High – School of DMD

1954 Komet Way

San Diego, CA 92111

 

Robert Meza-Ehlert

DMD Vice Principal

858-221-5300 ext. 3083

rmeza-ehlert@sandi.net

Kearny High – School of DMD

1954 Komet Way

San Diego, CA 92111