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Bullying, Harassment, and Suicide Prevention Policies

 

Newport Mesa Unified School District is committed to the health and well-being of all students.   The district acknowledges that students learn best when their social and emotional health is tended to.   In addition, protecting the health and well-being of all students is of utmost importance to our school district. With this in mind, NMUSD offers a number of programs and services that promote student well-being and support suicide prevention.  These programs range from onsite crisis support, referrals to community counseling and training for students and staff.

Each school site has trained professional student support teams that work collaboratively with parents to ensure that social and emotional barriers to student learning are identified and addressed. If your student is experiencing distress or needs assistance with issues of well-being, please contact your child’s counselor or a site administrator.

District Policy on Pupil Suicide Prevention for Kindergarten through Grade 12  BP 5141.52

Mental Health  and Outreach Services

Crisis Response and Resources

 

Definition of Discrimination and Harassment based on Sex:

California Education Code § 230

California Education Code § 221.8

 

Title IX is a federal law that was passed in 1972 to ensure that male and female students and employees in educational settings are treated equally and fairly. It protects against discrimination based on sex (including sexual harassment). In addition, Title IX protects transgender students and students who do not conform to gender stereotypes. State law also prohibits discrimination based on gender (sex), gender expression, gender identify, and sexual orientation. The preamble to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states that:

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

Title IX requires that each school district have at least one person designated as the Title IX Coordinator.

Newport-Mesa USD Title IX Policies

California Department of Education Title IX Website

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