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Bias Incident Reporting System (BIRS)

 

Welcome to the Bias Incident Reporting System. The Bias Incident Reporting is a part of the Orinda Union School District's effort to promote a safe environment where all student feel like they belong and can learn.

The Orinda Union School District team is implementing the Bias Incident Reporting System (BIRS) on a trial basis to learn how to best provide a way for students and parents to report incidents of bias and respond in a thoughtful manner. 

A team of district and school administrators and counselors will respond to incidents of bias that are reported through the district biased report form. The primary function of the team is to keep a record of biased incidents, provide care for the reporters who experienced/reported the incident,  and to promote conversations about bias, diversity and equity issues on our campuses. 

Although students and families can report anonymously, those who do not, can be followed up with so that we can listen to their experiences, discuss the resources available to them and when applicable, recommend appropriate actions to the administration that are both preventative and responsive. 

 

Bias incidents are any actions committed against a person or group that are motivated in whole or in part, by bias against the person’s or group’s sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, race, religion, or disability. 

 

Please use the following link to make a report: Report an Incident of Bias