The Governing Board is committed to maintaining an educational environment that is free from harassment. The Board prohibits sexual harassment of students by other students, employees or other persons, at school or at school-sponsored or school-related activities. The Board also prohibits retaliatory behavior or action against persons who report, testify, assist or otherwise participate in the complaint process.
Instruction/Information on Sexual Harassment
Policy ensures that all district students receive age-appropriate instruction and information on sexual harassment to include what behavior constitutes sexual harassment, a clear message that students do not have to endure sexual harassment, encouragement to report observed instances of sexual harassment, and information about the person(s) to whom a report of sexual harassment should be made.
Sexual Harassment Complaint Process
Any student who feels that he/she is being or has been subjected to sexual harassment shall immediately contact his/her teacher or any other employee. A school employee to whom a complaint is made shall, within 24 hours, report it to the principal or designee who shall promptly investigate all complaints of sexual harassment.
Disciplinary Measures as a result of Sexual Harassment
Any student who engages in sexual harassment of anyone at school or at a school-sponsored or a school-related activity is in violation of this policy and shall be subject to disciplinary action. Disciplinary action may include suspension and/or expulsion, provided that in imposing such discipline the entire circumstances of the incident(s) shall be taken into account.