CVUHSD is committed to providing a safe school environment where all individuals in education are afforded equal access and opportunities. The district's academic and other educational support programs, services, and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any individual based on the person's actual race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression.
CVUHSD recognizes the harmful effects of bullying on student learning, school attendance, and desires to provide safe school environments that protect students from physical and emotional harm. District employees shall establish student safety as a high priority and shall not tolerate bullying of any student. No individual or group shall, through physical, written, verbal, or other means, harass threaten, intimidate, retaliate, cyberbully, cause bodily injury to, or commit hate violence against any student or school personnel.
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. Additionally, bullying encompasses one or more acts committed by a pupil or group of pupils directed toward one or more pupils that has or can be reasonably predicted to have the effect of causing a reasonable pupil to experience a substantially detrimental effect on the pupil's physical or mental health, academic performance, or ability to participate in school activities.
In the event that a district employee observes or suspects any sort of bullying taking place, the employee is required to stop it and report it to a school administrator.
SEE IT, STOP IT, REPORT IT.
Any person that has been a victim of, or witnessed bullying or harassment on school grounds, during school activities, or going to and coming from school is highly encouraged to report the incident immediately to an administrator, teacher or other adult personnel on campus. Students have an option of reporting the incident anonymously through the Bullying/Harassment Complaint form located at the school or through the WE TIP HOTLINE at 1-800-78-CRIME (1-800-782-7463).
For additional information on how to file a bullying complaint at the school, please contact:
Hawthorne High School: (310) 263-4400
Lawndale High School: (310) 263-3100
Leuzinger High School: (310) 263-2200
Lloyde High School: (310) 263-3264
The principal or designee shall promptly investigate all complaints of bullying. The student who filed the complaint shall have an opportunity to describe the incident, present witnesses and other evidence of the bullying or harassment, and put their complaint in writing. The school administration shall investigate the accusation and determine appropriate action.
DISTRICT BULLYING PREVENTION COORDINATOR
If you have additional questions or concerns after meeting with a school administrator, please contact:
Dr. Vanessa Landesfeind
Director, Student Support Services
For more information on how to identify and stop bullying on the spot, click HERE.