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Title IX and Sex Discrimination

"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."

Lead Testing of Drinking Water in California Schools
Lead Testing of Drinking Water in California Schools

In an effort to further safeguard California's water quality, K-12 schools in the state can receive free testing for lead.  

Safely Preparing Your Room
Safely Preparing Your Room

In the rush and excitement of a new school year, you may forget to take the time to work safely.  Each year numerous school staff experience an injury that could have been easily prevented.

Resources for Supporting Transgender Students
Resources for Supporting Transgender Students

The U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division, and the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights have jointly released a “Dear Colleague” letter and a document titled “Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students.  These documents are intended to provide schools with the information needed to protect all student’s, but particularly transgender student’s, rights under Title IX.  See attached for further information.

Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Training available online
Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Training available online

The Basic Course required for annual pest management training is now available online.  Those using pesticides in schools are required to take the Healthy Schools Act training now available through the California Department of Pesticide Regulation.

For other links are resources, visit our IPM page.

Playground Fall Material
Playground Fall Material

School is back in session and the playground is active again.  It is time to start regular inspections and maintenance.  Since most injuries on playground equipment are the result of falls to the ground, ample fall material is essential.