General Information/Policies

 

Code of Conduct

To ensure that your experience while on our school campuses, attending school online courses, or at school-related events is pleasant and productive, and in the interest of presenting district employees and community members as positive role models to the students of the district, TUSD encourages positive communication and discourages volatile, hostile, or aggressive actions.   Individuals who display any of these actions or behaviors will be asked to communicate civilly.  If corrective action is not taken by the abusing party, district employees may verbally notify the abusing party that the meeting, conference, or telephone conversation is terminated.   If the meeting, conference or conversation is on district premises or district online platform will be asked to leave promptly.

Dress Code

Appropriate clothing is required.   Hats, gang affiliated attire and revealing clothing are prohibited.  Clothing advertising alcohol or drugs is not permitted.   Shoes must be worn at all times in the classroom and on campus.   

Publicity and Photo Release

As a student of Tustin Adult School, you may be photographed or filmed for campus or district (Tustin Unified School District) displays and for other publicity  and public relation purposes.  If you do not want your image used in any promotional materials, please submit a letter to the Adult School Administration.   

NON-DISCRIMINATION 

STATEMENT OF NON-DISCRIMINATION (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, § 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973): The Tustin Unified School District (Tustin USD) is committed to ensuring equal, fair, and meaningful access to employment and education services. The District prohibits, in any employment practice, education program, or educational activity, unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying, based on actual or perceived race or ethnicity, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, veteran or military status, medical condition, pregnancy and related conditions, retaliation, or political beliefs; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Resources for immigrant students and family members developed by the California Attorney General are accessible at http://oag.ca.gov/immigrant/ca-law. The District will take steps to assure that the lack of English will not be a barrier to admission and participation in District programs. Any student who feels that he/she has been subjected to discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying should immediately contact the Coordinator, the principal, or any other staff member. In addition, any student who observes any such incident should report the incident to the Coordinator or principal, whether or not the victim files a complaint. Any school employee who observes an incident of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or Parent/Student Rights and Responsibilities 9 bullying or to whom such an incident is reported shall report the incident to the school’s Title IX coordinator or principal, whether or not the victim files a complaint. Complaints alleging noncompliance with the District’s policy of nondiscrimination and/or Title IX should be directed to: Stephanie Yang, Ed.D., Director, Educational Services 300 South C Street Tustin, CA 92780 Phone (714) 730-7301 X 323 A copy of the District’s nondiscrimination policy is available from the District office.

Notification of Rights under FERPA 

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) affords parents and students over 18 years of age ("eligible students") certain rights with respect to the student's education records. These rights are: 

  1. The right to inspect and review the student's education records maintained by the school. These rights transfer to the eligible student when he/she reaches the age of 18 or attends a school beyond the high school level. Parents or eligible students should submit to the School principal [or appropriate school official] a written request that identifies the record(s) they wish to inspect. The School official will make arrangements for access and notify the parent or eligible student of the time and place where the records may be inspected. Schools are not required to provide copies of records unless, for reasons such as great distance, it is impossible for parents or eligible students to review the records. Schools may charge a fee for copies. 

  2. The right to request that a school correct the student's education records that the parent or eligible student believes are inaccurate or misleading. Parents or eligible students who wish to ask the School to correct a record should write the School principal [or appropriate school official], clearly identify the part of the record they want corrected, and specify why it should be corrected. If the School decides not to amend the record as requested by the parent or eligible student, the School will notify the parent or eligible student of the decision and advise them of their right to a hearing. Additional information regarding the hearing procedures will be provided to the parent or eligible student when notified of the right to a hearing. After the hearing, if the school still decides not to amend the records, the parent or eligible student has the right to place a statement with the records setting forth his/her view about the contested information. 

  3. Generally, schools must have written permission from the parent or eligible student in order to release any information from a student’s education records. However, FERPA permits schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties or under the following conditions: 

  • School officials with legitimate education interest;
  • Other schools to which a student is transferring;
  • Specified officials for audit or evaluation purposes; 
  • Appropriate parties in connection with financial aid to a student;
  • Organizations conducting certain studies for or on behalf of the school; • Accrediting organizations; 
  • To comply with a judicial order or lawfully issued subpoena;
  • Appropriate officials in cases of health and safety emergencies; and 
  • State and local authorities, within a juvenile justice system, pursuant to specific State law. 

A school official has a legitimate educational interest if the official needs to review an education record in order to fulfill his or her professional responsibility. Upon request, the school discloses education records without consent to officials of another school district in which a student seeks or intends to enroll, or is already enrolled if the disclosure is for purposes of the student's enrollment or transfer. Schools may disclose, without consent, “directory” information such as a student’s name, address, telephone number, date of birth, email address, major field of study, participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, dates of attendance, degrees and awards received, and the most recent previous public private school attended by the student. However, schools must inform parents and eligible students about directory information and allow parents and eligible students a reasonable amount of time to request that the school not disclose directory information about them. School official must notify parents and eligible students annually of their rights under FERPA. The actual means of notification is left to the discretion of each school. 

  1. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by the school to comply with the requirements of FERPA. The name and address of the Office that administers FERPA are: 

Family Policy Compliance Office 

U.S. Department of Education 

400 Maryland Avenue, SW 

Washington, DC 20202-8520

Tustin USD Uniform Complaint Procedures

The District has adopted policies and procedures for the filing, investigation and resolution of complaints regarding alleged violations of federal or state law or regulations governing educational programs, including allegations of unlawful discrimination. A copy of the District’s Uniform Complaint Procedures is available from the District office. The goal is always to ensure that all complaints, as the first step, have been initiated for resolution with the school site principal and/or department supervisor.  For more details visit www.tustin.k12.ca.us  and then select “Resources” and from the pull down menu select “Complaint Information and Resources”.