How can we stop a student from being bullyied by teachers and coaches?
California state and federal laws provide equal access to education and are intended to promote an understanding and tolerance of all differences among students, staff, teachers and administrators. Under California law, teachers, students and administrators are prohibited by law to harass others based on race, gender, disability or sexual orientation.
School districts are responsible for maintaining a safe and harassment-free educational environment and can be held liable if they act with deliberate indifference to harassment against students in the school. Every school has an obligation to act reasonably in light of the known circumstances of harassment and discrimination. These circumstances include harassment situations involving student-on-student, teacher-on-student, and the failure of the school administration to respond promptly and effectively to complaints or conduct it knows or should understand as harassing or discriminatory.
Often, complaints can be filed against administrators and or faculty with the school board. If there is a union involved, they may be able to offer assistance with how to handle conflicts among faculty members.
If complalints to the school board are not handled or handled properly, it may be advisable to speak with a local attorney who can offer specific advice and evaluate any civil claims you may be able bring for harrassment against the school or individuals in the school.