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Franklin-McKinley School District believes in bringing out the full potential of every student and staff member, through our commitment to equity, access, and inclusion.

FMSD seeks to provide an environment that provides all students and employees equal access and opportunities to the district's programs, services, and activities. This includes ensuring that all district schools, programs, activities, and practices are free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying (including cyberbullying).

You have the right to...

  • a school free of Discrimination

  • a school free of Harassment

  • a school free of Hate Speech and Hate-Motivated Behavior

  • a school free of Gender Discrimination 

  • a school free of Bullying and Cyberbullying

  • file a complaint about facilities

  • file a complaint about an employee

  • file a complaint about instructional materials

  • a school that does not require fees for essential school activities


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Nondiscrimination Policy

Franklin-McKinley School District does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, marital or parental status, color, mental or physical disability, or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics in its educational programs and activities or employment practices as required by Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Vocational Education Act of 1976. The lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in the District’s programs.

Students, parents, employees, or others who wish further information about these regulations, or who wish to file a complaint regarding discrimination or harassment , should contact the following persons:

For inquiries or complaints related to employee-to-employee, student-to-employee, work/employment related discrimination or harassment, contact:

Complaints Concerning Employees

Dr. George Kleidon, Assistant Superintendent Human Resources

645 Wool Creek Drive

San Jose, CA  95112

(408) 283-6014 or

For inquiries about District policies and procedures related to student-to-student, student-to-staff and staff-to student harassment/discrimination, including how to file a harassment/discrimination complaint contact:

Title IX and Uniform Complaint Officer

Dr. Limary T. Gutierrez, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services

645 Wool Creek Drive San Jose, CA 95112

(408) 283-6045 or


Dr. George Kleidon
Assistant Superintendent,
Human Resources
(408) 283-6014
645 Wool Creek Drive
San Jose, CA 95112

Dr. Limary T. Gutierrez
Uniform Complaint Procedure Coordinator
Title IX Coordinator
(408) 283-6045
645 Wool Creek Drive
San Jose, CA 95112

Jason Vann
Title II and Title V Compliance Officer
(school facilities & construction)
Assistant Superintendent, Business Services
(408) 283-6064
645 Wool Creek Drive
San Jose, CA 95112