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Harassment/Title IX

Sexual harassment affects a student’s ability to learn and an employee’s ability to work.  Providing an educational and workplace environment free from sexual harassment is an important District goal. 

The District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities, and it complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106) concerning everyone in the District’s educational programs and activities, including applicants for employment, students, parents/guardians, employees, and third parties, as stated in Board Policy 5:10 - Nondiscrimination Including Title IX and Section 504.

Sexual harassment as defined in Title IX (Title IX Sexual Harassment) is prohibited.  Any person, including a District employee or agent, or student, engages in Title IX Sexual Harassment whenever that person engages in conduct on the basis of an individual’s sex that satisfies one or more of the following:

  1. A District employee conditions the provision of an aid, benefit, or service on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct (34 CFR Part 106.30(a)); or
  2. Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the District’s educational program or activity (34 CFR Part 106.30(a)); or
  3. Sexual assault as defined in 20 U.S.C. §1092(f)(6)(A)(v); oR
  4. Dating violence as defined in 34 U.S.C. §12291(a)(10); or
  5. Domestic violence as defined in 34 U.S.C. §12291(a)(8); or
  6. Stalking as defined in 34 U.S.C. §12291(a)(30).

Examples of sexual harassment may include, but are not limited to, touching, crude jokes or pictures, discussions of sexual experiences, teasing related to sexual characteristics, spreading rumors related to a person’s alleged sexual activities, rape, sexual battery, sexual abuse, and sexual coercion.

Making a Report

A person who wishes to make a report under this Title IX Sexual Harassment grievance policy may make a report to a Title IX Coordinator, Building Principal, Associate Building Principal, or Dean of Students (as identified on the district’s website), or any employee with whom the person is comfortable speaking. A person may choose to whom to report.

School employees shall respond to incidents of sexual harassment by promptly making or forwarding the report to the Title IX Coordinator (as identified on the district’s website). An employee who fails to promptly make or forward a report may be disciplined, up to and including discharge. The district website shall include the names of the designated school and district Title IX Coordinators.

Title IX Coordinator

Angelica Romano

Executive Director of Human Resources