Fremont Adult and Continuing Education is committed to maintaining the privacy of student
personal information needed for registration and student records. All information collected
will be protected within our agency and will not be sold for profit. Aggregated student
enrollment and learning outcomes data (except Community Interest classes) is shared with
Department of Education and Adult Education Consortia member agencies for required data
reporting. All education agencies and their staff are bound by contract and by law to maintain
confidential information according to the standards set forth by the Federal Education Rights
and Privacy Act (“FERPA”), by the California Education Code section 4973.1 and, as appropriate,
by the Health Information Privacy Protection Act(“HIPPA”).
Release of Student Information
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) is a Federal
law that protects the privacy of student education records. It protects all records, paper and
computerized, and includes video or audio tape and microfilm. Generally adult students must
give consent for the release of school records and information. However, FERPA and the
Education Code allow schools to disclose those records, without consent, to the following parties
or under the following conditions including but not limited to: School officials with legitimate
educational 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. (EC 49076, 49077; 34 CFR section 99.31)
Fremont Adult and Continuing Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
national origin, religion, gender or handicap in any of its policies, procedures or practices.
FUSD Board Policy 0201
Discrimination and Harassment
It is the policy of Fremont Unified School District to provide a school and work environment
which is free from discrimination and harassment.
District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination, hazing including harassment,
with respect to the actual or perceived ethnic group, religion, gender, color, race, sex, ancestry,
national origin, and physical or mental disability, age or sexual orientation.
The Governing Board shall ensure equal opportunities for all students in admission and
access to the educational program, guidance and counseling programs, athletic programs, testing
procedures, and other activities. Eligibility for choral and cheerleading groups shall be determined
solely on the basis of objective competencies. School staff and volunteers shall carefully guard
against segregation, bias and stereotyping in instruction, guidance and supervision.
The schools shall provide male and female students with separate shower rooms and sex
education classes in order to protect student modesty. In physical education, if objective
standards have an adverse effect on students because of their gender, race, sex, ethnic group
or disability, other standards shall be used to measure achievement and create comparable
The Board prohibits intimidation, hazing or harassment of any student by any employee, student
or other person in the district. Staff shall be alert and immediately responsive to student conduct
which may interfere with another student’s ability to participate in or benefit from school services,
activities or privileges.
Students who harass other students shall be subject to appropriate discipline, up to and including
counseling, suspension and/or expulsion. An employee who permits or engages in harassment
may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal.
The Board prohibits retaliation in any form for the participation in complaint procedures, including
but not limited to the filing of a complaint or the reporting of instances of discrimination.
Such participation shall not in any way affect the status, grades or work assignments of the
The Board hereby designates the following position as Coordinator for Nondiscrimination:
Assistant Superintendent Human Resources
4210 Technology Drive, Fremont, CA 94538
Any student who feels that he/she is being harassed should immediately contact either the
nondiscrimination coordinator or the principal or designee. If a situation involving harassment is
not promptly remedied by the nondiscrimination coordinator, principal or designee, a complaint
may be filed with the Superintendent or designee who shall determine which complaint procedure
The Board acknowledges and respects student and employee rights to privacy. Discrimination
complaints shall be investigated in a manner that protects the confidentiality of the parties and the
facts. This includes keeping the identity of the complainant confidential except to the extent
necessary to carry out the investigation or proceedings, as determined by the Superintendent or
designee on a case-by-case basis.