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The Santa Clara County of Education (SCCOE) is Committed to serving, inspiring, and promoting student and public school success.
Strategic campaigns to raise awareness of the overall benefits of education
Meeting the emerging needs of the community by providing leadership and support for children, schools, and the greater community.
A premier service organization.
Fostering respectful, supportive, and inclusive work environments within and across branches, departments, clusters, and sites.
The Student Services and Support Division serves as the Santa Clara County Office of Education’s (SCCOE) office for supporting students’ civil rights and addressing concerns. SCCOE ensures compliance with applicable federal and state laws and regulations governing educational programs so that all students and community members are treated equitably in SCCOE programs and activities and are provided a safe, secure environment that is free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying including, but not limited to, all aspects of Section 504, Title VI and Title IX compliance.
It is the law and SCCOE’s policy to afford equal rights and opportunities to all persons to attend school and participate in the programs and activities, regardless of actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender or sex (including gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and pregnancy related medical conditions), race or ethnicity, ethnic group identification, ancestry, nationality, national origin, religion, color, mental or physical disability, age, immigration status, military status, or on the basis of a person's association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance, or regulation in any program or activity it conducts.
The Assistant Superintendent – Student Services and Support Division produces, updates and provides input regarding policies on or related to nondiscrimination; provides training, support, and technical direction to stakeholders, including students, parents/guardians, community, schools and district staff regarding harassment, discrimination, intimidation, and/or bullying issues involving protected characteristics; responds to and investigates harassment, discrimination, intimidation, and/or bullying complaint allegations, special education compliance complaints filed with external agencies, facilitates Office for Civil Rights complaint investigations, conducts and coordinates internal complaint investigations involving violations of federal and state laws identified under the Uniform Complaint Procedures regulations; and assists with State federal program monitoring reviews and other audits for SCCOE schools and district.