KIPP SoCal Public Schools (“KIPP SoCal”) is committed to providing a working and learning environment that is free from unlawful discrimination and harassment. KIPP SoCal prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived age, ancestry, ethnicity, parental status, pregnancy status, color, mental or physical disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, immigration status, marital status, medical information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Harassment based on any of the above-protected categories is a form of unlawful discrimination and will not be tolerated by KIPP SoCal. Harassment is intimidation or abusive behavior toward a student or team member that creates a hostile environment and can result in disciplinary action against the offending student or team member. Harassing conduct may take many forms, including verbal remarks and name-calling, graphic and written statements, or conduct that is physically threatening or humiliating.
KIPP SoCal prohibits retaliation against anyone who files a complaint or who participates in a complaint investigation. Students and team members do not need to be afraid of trying to correct a situation by speaking to a school administrator, supervisor, counselor, or trusted adult at school, or filing a complaint. Students and team members who believe they are being discriminated against have the right to take action. Students and team members are encouraged whenever possible to try to resolve their complaints directly at the school site or Student Support Team (SST).
If you believe you or your student have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should contact the School Leader at your student’s school and/or KIPP SoCal Public Schools’ compliance officer: