Palo Alto Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived 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; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

District Contact

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding issues related to PAUSD non-discrimination policies:

John DiPaolo
Interim Compliance Officer
Palo Alto Unified School District
25 Churchill Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94306
(650) 833-4262
ComplianceOfficer@pausd.org

How to File a Complaint

If you believe you have been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying, you should immediately contact the school site Principal and/or Interim Compliance Officer listed above. Please visit PAUSD’s complaint policy page for additional information.

Additional Resources
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U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights

OCR’s mission is to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence through vigorous enforcement of civil rights in our nation’s schools.

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California Department of Education - Office of Equal Opportunity

The California Department of Education supports high-quality educational programs for California's diverse student population through its educational leadership role and places great importance on cultivating a diverse staff that understands and promotes the intellectual, ethical, cultural, emotional, and physical growth of each student. The California Department of Education, Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) is charged with ensuring compliance with State and Federal civil rights laws, and regulations in CDE employment and delivery of education services.

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Sex Equity Rights Identified by the California Legislature

The rights of a pupil shall include the list of rights specified in Section 221.8 of California Education Code relating to educational equity.

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Website Accessibility

The Palo Alto Unified School District is committed to ensuring accessibility of its website for students, parents, and members of the community, including those with disabilities. District websites will be maintained in accordance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act ("Section 504") and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("Title II").

For additional information, please see PAUSD's Website Accessibility Notice.