District Policy Against Sexual Harassment and Harassment Based upon Race, National Origin, and Disability

Everyone in the District has a right to feel respected and safe. Consequently we want all parties to know about our policy to prevent sexual harassment, and harassment because of gender, race, national origin, ancestry, creed, religion, color, pregnancy, marital or parental status, sexual orientation, or physical, mental, emotional or learning disability or handicap in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 and Sections 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1992.

1. A harasser may be a student or an adult. Harassment may include the following:

a. name calling
b. pulling on clothing
c. graffiti
d. notes or cartoons
e. unwelcome touching of a person or clothing
f. offensive or graphic posters or book cover; or
g. violent acts

2. If any words or actions create a fearful or uncomfortable situation, a teacher, counselor, the Principal, or the Human Rights Officer should be notified.

3. A written report may be filed with a teacher, counselor, the Principal or the Human Rights Officer.

4. The individual’s right to privacy will be respected as much as possible.

5. We take seriously all reports of sexual harassment, and harassment based upon race, national origin, and disability. The District will take all appropriate action to investigate such claims and to eliminate the harassment. Appropriate disciplinary measures will be taken against any persons found to have engaged in such conduct.

6. The District will also take action if anyone tries to intimidate or harm an individual who has made such a report.

7. This is a summary of this District’s policy against sexual harassment, and harassment because of race, national origin, and disability. A complete copy of the policy is available at the office upon request.