Sexual Harassment Policy

Sexual Harassment Policy

Sexual Harassment Policy

It is the policy of the District that all employees and students have a right to work or study in an environment free of discrimination, which encompasses freedom from sexual harassment. The District prohibits sexual harassment of its employees or students in any form and states that all employees as well as students at all levels of the District must avoid offensive or inappropriate sexual or sexually harassing behavior on school grounds, at school functions and on school transportation and will be held responsible for ensuring that such workplace is free from sexual harassment. Specifically, the District prohibits the following:

  • requests for sexual favors, whether or not accompanied by promises or threats with regard to the student/teacher, student/student or employment relationship,
  • other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature made to any employee or student that may threaten or insinuate either explicitly or implicitly that any person's submission to or rejection of sexual advances will in any way influence any decision regarding that person's employment, evaluation, wages, advancement, assigned duties, shifts, academic performance, or any other condition of employment, academic or career development,
  • Any verbal or physical conduct that has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with a person's ability to perform duties.
  • Any verbal or physical conduct that has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or academic environment.  Such conduct may result in disciplinary action up to and including dismissal or suspension from instruction.
Other sexually harassing conduct in the workplace, whether physical or verbal, committed by supervisors or non-supervisory personnel or students is also prohibited. This behavior includes but is not limited to: commentary about an individual's body, sexually degrading words to describe an individual, offensive comments, off-color language or jokes, innuendoes and sexually suggestive objects, books, magazines, photographs, cartoons or pictures.

Employees or students who have complaints of sexual harassment by anyone in the school environment, including any supervisors, co-employees, students or visitors are urged to report such conduct to the administration so that the District may investigate and resolve the problem.
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