Alum Rock Union Elementary School District
Legal Notice for Pupils andParents/Guardians Bullying and Harassment
The Alum Rock Union Elementary School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying based on the actual or perceived characteristics of a person’s disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy applies to all acts related to school activity or school attendance occurring within a district school.
Bullying is defined as any severe or pervasive physical or verbal act or conduct, including communications made in writing or by means of an electronic act, and including one or more acts committed by a pupil or group of pupils as defined in section 48900.2 (Sexual Harassment), 48900.3 (Hate Violence), or 48900.4 (Harassment, Threats, or Intimidation) directed toward one or more pupils that has or can be reasonably predicted to have the effect of one or more of the following:
(A) Placing a reasonable pupil or pupils in fear of harm to that pupil(s) or those pupils person or property.
(B) Causing a reasonable pupil to experience a substantially detrimental effect on his or her physical or mental health.
(C) Causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her academic performance.
(D) Causing a reasonable pupil to experience substantial interference with his or her ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activates, or privileges provided by a school.
Students, parents, guardians or any person who has been a victim of, or witnessed Bullying
(per the definition above) on school grounds, during school activities, or going to and coming
from school is highly encouraged to report the incident immediately to a counselor,
administrator, or other adult personnel on campus. Individuals have an option of reporting the
incident through the Bullying/Harassment Complaint Form located in the school office or
online on the District’s webpage. Forms can be turned in or mailed to the school or Student
Services Department at the District Office. The district address is 2930 Gay Avenue, San Jose, CA 95127.
The principal or designee shall promptly investigate all complaints of bullying or sexual
harassment. The individual who filed the complaint shall have the opportunity to describe the
incident, present witnesses and other evidence of the bullying or harassment, and put his/her
complaint in writing. Within 10 school days of the reported incident, the principal or designee
shall meet with the individual who filed the complaint to discuss his/her findings. If it is
determined that the complaint involves non-UCP (Uniform Complaint Procedure) allegations,
it will be resolved by school administration. If the complaint involves allegations of
discriminatory harassment, the principal or designee shall report the incident to the District
Compliance Officer and the complaint will be resolved utilizing the UCP process.
A child that has been reported as the victim of a violent offense or bullying as defined by
state law shall be given priority for interdistrict attendance under California Education Code
§46600 (b). Placement at a requested school is contingent upon space availability. Transfer
requests can be obtained at the Student Services Department located at 2930 Gay Avenue,
San Jose, CA 95127.