SMUSD Policies

Non-Discrimination

The San Marcos Unified School District is committed to providing a safe school environment that allows all students equal access and opportunities in the district’s academic, extracurricular, and other educational support programs, services, and activities. San Marcos Unified School District prohibits, at any district school or school activity the unlawful discrimination, including discriminatory harassment, intimidation, and bullying, targeted at any student by anyone, based on the student’s actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Further policies and information can be found in the San Marcos Unified School District Board Policy 5145.3 for Nondiscrimination/Harassment. The San Marcos Unified School District Title IX Coordinator is David Cochrane, Director of Student Services, (760) 752-1221. 

Safe and Drug Free Environment

Our goal is to provide a safe and drug free environment for all our students. We actively enforce our school district's "Zero Tolerance" policy. Students who attempt to bring drugs, alcohol, or weapons to school may be arrested by the sheriff, suspended from school, or expelled for up to one full year.

Tobacco Free Environment

The staff of Discovery Elementary School recognizes the health hazards related to the use of tobacco, including the breathing of second-hand smoke. We are a "tobacco-free" school, which means we do not allow smoking in the classrooms or on the campus at any time. In addition, we provide educational information to our students through classroom instruction and activities. Our school has information available about programs that support adults who desire to stop smoking.

Notice of Pesticides Applications
To review the San Marcos Unified School District  Notice of Pesticides Application use the provided link.