As a part of our commitment to transparency and open communication with our community, we are pleased to include our non-discrimination policy and public notices for your review.
District Statement of Non-Discrimination
Corcoran Joint Unified School District is committed to providing a safe school environment where all individuals in education are afforded equal access and opportunities. The District’s academic and other educational support programs, services and activities shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying of any individual based on the person’s actual or perceived age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, immigration status, marital or parental status, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation; the perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Specifically, state law prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in enrollment, counseling, and the availability of physical education, athletic activities, and sports. Corcoran Joint Unified School District assures that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission or participation in District programs.
Complaints of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying are investigated through the Uniform Complaint Process. Such complaints must be filed no later than six months after knowledge of the alleged discrimination was first obtained.
The following employees can be reached for questions or to file complaints regarding the following programs:
Superintendent, Eduardo Ochoa - (559) 992-8888, ext.1224
Uniform Complaints, Title VI Coordinator - Elizabeth Mendoza (559) 992-8888, ext.1246
Section 504, Title IX Coordinator - Helen Copeland (559) 992-8888, ext.1248
For your convenience, you can also read this information in Spanish.
Williams Uniform Complaint Procedure
- There should be sufficient textbooks and instructional materials. For there to be sufficient textbooks and instructional materials, each pupil, including English learners, must have a textbook or instructional material, or both, to use in class and to take home.
- School facilities must be clean, safe, and maintained in good repair.
- There should be no teacher vacancies or misassignments. There should be a teacher assigned to each class and not a series of substitutes or other temporary teachers. The teacher should have the proper credential to teach the class, including the certification required to teach English learners, if present. Teacher vacancy means a position to which a single designated certificated employee has not been assigned at the beginning of the year for an entire year, or if the position is for a one-semester course, a position to which a single designated certificated employee has not been assigned at the beginning of a semester for an entire semester.
- Misassignment means the placement of a certificated employee in a teaching or services position for which the employee does not hold a legally recognized certificate or credential or the placement of a certificated employee in a teaching or services position that the employee is not otherwise authorized by statute to hold.
- Pupils, including English learners, who have not passed one or both parts of the high school exit examination by the end of grade 12 are to be provided the opportunity to receive intensive instruction and services for up to two consecutive academic years after the completion of grade 12.
Parents may obtain a Williams Uniform Complaint Procedure form at any of our school offices or the district office. You may also download a copy from the side of this page.
USDA Nondiscrimination Statement
In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.
For your convenience, view the complete statement in English and Spanish.