The privacy of all parties to a complaint of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation based on a protected class must be strictly observed, except where limited information must be shared in order for LACCD to meet its obligation to fully investigate allegations. That means where privacy is not strictly kept, it will still be tightly controlled on a need-to-know basis to parties deemed relevant. Sharing of information and/or written materials to LACCD faculty or staff not involved in the complaint procedure is not permitted.
LACCD and the Colleges must statistically report on campus occurrences of major violent crimes, including hate crimes, in an annual report of campus crime statistics. This statistical report does not include personally identifiable information.
Under California law, communication with some individuals such as mental health professionals or medical personnel are confidential. This means that any information shared by a Complainant with a specific individual will not be used against the individual in court or shared with others. Students should always confirm whether confidentiality applies to the communication with a specific person. Most LACCD employees are Mandated Reporters and required to share a report of discrimination based on a protected class with the DHR Coordinator.
As is the case with any educational institution, LACCD must balance the needs of the individual student with its obligation to protect the safety and well-being of the District or campus community at large. Therefore, depending on the seriousness of the alleged incident, further action may be necessary, including a campus security alert. The alert, however, would never contain any information identifying the student who brought the complaint.