In October, 2010, the U.S. Department of Education issued the attached "Dear Colleague" letter concerning the school's obligation to protect students from student-on-student harassment on the basis of sex (Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972), race, color, and national origin (Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964), and disability (Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990).  The letter clarifies the relationship between bullying and discriminatory harassment, provides examples of harassment, and illustrates how a school should respond in each case. 

Sonora School District will not tolerate bullying and/or discriminatory harassment, and will uphold our obligation to protect students against bullying and/or discriminatory harassment.