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SEXUAL HARASSMENT

 

Our board is committed to maintaining an educational environment that is free from harassment and prohibits sexual harassment of students by other students, employees or other persons, at school or at school-sponsored or school-related activities. Our board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against persons who complain, testify, assist or otherwise participate in the complaint process established pursuant to this policy and the administrative regulation.

Any student who engages in the sexual harassment of another student or anyone from our district may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion. Any employee who permits or engages in sexual harassment may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal.

Any student who feels that he or she is being harassed should immediately contact the principal or designee or another district administrator in order to obtain a copy of Administrative Regulation 1312.3 – Uniform Complaint Procedures. Complaints of harassment can be filed in accordance with these procedures. Teachers will discuss this policy with their students in age-appropriate ways and assure them that they need not endure any form of sexual harassment.

Our board expects students or staff to immediately report incidents of sexual harassment to the principal or designee or to another district administrator. In any case of sexual harassment involving the principal or any other district employee to whom the complaint would ordinarily be made, the employee who receives the student’s report or who observes the incident shall report to the nondiscrimination coordinator or the superintendent or designee.

Our district prohibits retaliatory behavior against any participant in the complaint process. Each complaint shall be promptly investigated, respecting the privacy of all parties concerned.