Safe Place to Learn Act / Ed. Code 234-234.5

What are school personnel required to do if they witness an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying against a student?

According to Ed. Code 234.1(b)1, school personnel are required to take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so.

This applies to all students on campus or attending a school activity no matter their "actual or perceived...immigration status...disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics."

I think that covers all of our students! So let’s embrace our students for who they are, and make school and school activities a place where our students can focus on their learning.