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Foster Youth

The Governing Board of the BVUSD recognizes that foster youth may face significant barriers to achieving academic success due to their family circumstances, disruption to their educational program, and their emotional, social, and other health needs. To enable foster youth students to achieve state and district academic standards, the BVUSD provides them with full access to the district's educational program. The Board Policies and Administrative Regulations are included below.

 

The liaison for foster and homeless youth is:

 Ms. Lucinda Newton, Executive Director TK-6th Curriculum and Instruction/Student Services
Bear Valley Unified School District
42271 Moonridge Road./P.O. Box 1529
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

(909) 866-4631
lucinda_newton@bearvalleyusd.org



It is the school district's desire to provide foster youth with a safe, positive learning environment that is free from discrimination and harassment and that promotes students' self-esteem and academic achievement. Foster Youth have education rights.

 

FOSTER YOUTH EDUCATION RIGHTS

Developed by the California Foster Youth Education Task Force, this summarizes the California Education Code sections pertaining to foster youth.

 

UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURES (UCP)

The Bear Valley Unified School District will investigate all allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation or bullying against any protected group as identified in Education Code section 200 and 220 and Government Code section 11135, including any actual or perceived characteristics as set forth in Penal Code section 422.55 or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in any program or activity conducted by the agency, which is funded directly by, or that receives or benefits from any state financial assistance.

 

Any individual, public agency, organization may file a written complaint alleging a matter which, if true, would constitute a violation by the District of federal or state laws or regulations governing the programs and activities as well as allegations of unlawful discrimination identified above. UCP complaints are to be submitted in writing to:

 

Bear Valley Unified School District
Dr. Mary Suzuki, Office of the Superintendent

42271 Moonridge Road/P.O. Box 1529

Big Bear Lake, CA 92315

(909) 866-4631