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Santa Clara Unified School District believes in bringing out the full potential of every student and staff member, through our commitment to equity, access, and inclusion.

SCUSD seeks to provide an environment that allows all students and employees equal access and opportunities to the district's programs, services, and activities. This includes ensuring that all district schools, programs, activities, and practices are free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying (including cyberbullying).

You have the right to...

  • a school free of Discrimination
  • a school free of Harassment
  • a school free of Hate Speech and Hate-Motivated Behavior
  • a school free of Gender Discrimination 
  • a school free of Bullying and Cyberbullying
  • file a complaint about facilities
  • file a complaint about an employee
  • file a complaint about instructional materials
  • a school that does not require fees for essential school activities

Nondiscrimination Statement

For Students

The Governing Board is committed to providing equal opportunity for all individuals in district programs and activities. District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, intimidation, harassment (including sexual harassment), or bullying, based on race, color, actual or perceived ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy status, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.  

For Employees

Santa Clara Unified School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression), mental or physical disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, military status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristic identified in California Education Code §§200 and 220, California Penal Code §422.55, and California Government Code §11135 (for students) and pursuant to Title VI [42 U.S.C. §2000d et seq.] and Section 504 [29 U.S.C. §701 et seq.] (for employees).


Jose Gonzalez
Assistant Superintendent,
Human Resources
(408) 423-2014
1889 Lawrence Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Lise Strom
Equity Compliance Officer
Title IX Coordinator
Uniform Complaint Procedure Coordinator
(408) 423-3509 
1840 Benton Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Lissette Moore-Guerra
Section 504 Coordinator
(408) 423-3682
1840 Benton Street
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Mark Schiel
Title II and Title V Compliance Officer
(school facilities & construction)
Chief Business Official
(408) 423-2024
1889 Lawrence Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051