In addition to documents and other original source material linked within news stories, other material obtained from the Palo Alto school district in the course of our reporting that may be of interest the public is posted here.
Comparison of bullying policies Table prepared by Weekly staff summarizing key elements of proposed and current policies.
OCR comments OCR comments on draft bullying policy, released by school district March 12, 2014.
Proposed bullying policy Released by the school district March 6, 2014.
Proposed flowchart for bullying complaints Released by school district March 6, 2014.
Sample bullying policy Recommended bullying policy from Calif. School Boards Association (CSBA)
Skelly memo January 28, 2014 memo to school board from Superintendent Skelly recommending changes to Uniform Complaint Procedures and other policies.
Guidance Memorandum Pursuant to Dec. 2012 Resolution Agreement between the Office for Civil Rights and school district. Approved by OCR on March 4, 2014, according to the school district.
Discrimination Notice Pursuant to Dec. 2012 Resolution Agreement between the Office for Civil Rights and school district. Approved by OCR on March 4, 2014, according to the school district.
Letter to school district from California Department of Education and California School Board Association on proposed bullying policies. Received and released by school district on Nov. 25, 2013.
Oct. 1, 2013 notification letter & other information on California Department of Education Verification Review of PAUSD Special Education program. Provided to the Palo Alto Weekly on Nov. 25, 2013 by the school district in response to a Public Records Act request.
Message on bullying policies from Superintendent Kevin Skelly on Nov. 22, 2013. Part of newsletter sent to school community.
Forms developed for use in making complaints and investigating bullying incidents. Provided to the Palo Alto Weekly on Oct. 29, 2013 by Superintendent Kevin Skelly, who said the forms had been given to school principals.
Teacher training presentation on bullying. Provided to the Palo Alto Weekly on Nov. 25, 2013 by the school district in response to a Public Records Act request.