Civil Rights Statement:
It is the policy of the Collaborative to provide a safe and secure working and learning environment for its entire staff and student body without distinction based on actual or perceived differentiating characteristics, including race, color, age, religion, creed, ancestry, veteran or military status, national origin, citizenship, sex, socioeconomic status, homelessness, academic status, limited English proficiency, genetic information, gender identity or expression, physical appearance, marital status, pregnant or parenting status, sexual orientation, mental, physical, developmental or sensory disability or by association with a person who has or is perceived to have 1 or more of these characteristics; or by any other protected status or characteristic under federal, state, or local laws. Discrimination, sexual and bias-motivated harassment and violations of civil rights disrupt the educational process and will not be tolerated.
The Collaborative is committed to prevention, remediation and accurate reporting of bias incidents and civil rights violations. To that end, all staff and students can enjoy the advantages of a safe and tolerant environment where individual differences are respected. The Collaborative undertakes to engage in activities and programming such as training of all school personnel intended to foster respect for diversity, civil rights and non-violence in school settings.