Representatives from the U.S. Dept of Education Office for Civil Rights will
be providing a workshop on bullying/harassment based on race, sex, or disability on Thursday, May 16, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the MP room at Ohlone School (950 Amarillo Avenue in Palo Alto). Parents and all community members are welcome and invited to attend.
The presentation will include:
A brief introduction to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR);
Information about bullying/harassment based on race, national origin, disability, or sex (including not conforming to gender stereotypes);
How a school learns about bullying/harassment;
Appropriate response and possible remedies;
How to file a complaint with OCR;
Q&A with OCR attorneys on these and other topics including IEP and 504 issues; and
Who to contact if you have more questions.
A flyer and more information is here: Web Link
This parent education event is sponsored by the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education (CAC), Parent Advocates for Student Success (PASS), Student Equity Action Network (SEAN), and We Can Do Better Palo Alto.