Sexual Harassment

  • Any person, including a District employee or agent, or student, engages in sexual harassment whenever he or she makes sexual advances, requests sexual favors, and engages in other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual or sex-based nature, imposed on the basis of sex, that:

    1. Denies or limits the provision of educational aid, benefits, services, or treatment; or that makes such conduct a condition of a student’s academic status; or
    2. Has the purpose or effect of:
      1. Substantially interfering with a student’s educational environment;
      2. Creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment;
      3. Depriving a student of educational aid, benefits, services, or treatment; or
      4. Making submission to or rejection of such conduct the basis for academic decisions affecting a student.

    The terms “intimidating,” “hostile,” and “offensive” include conduct that has the effect of humiliation, embarrassment, or discomfort.

    Students, who believe they are victims of sexual harassment, or have witnessed sexual harassment, are encouraged to discuss the matter with the Student Non-Discrimination Coordinator, principal, assistant principal, or a complaint manager. Students may choose to report to a person of the student’s same sex. Complaints will be kept confidentialto the extent possible given the need to investigate. Students who make goodfaith complaints will not be disciplined.

    An allegation that one student was sexually harassed by another student shall be referred to the principal or assistant Principal for appropriate action.

    * See Non-Discrimination Coordinator and Complaint Managers in next section.

    Teen Dating Violence

    Any person, including a District employee or agent, or student who engages in teen dating violence that takes place at school, on school property, at school-sponsored activities, or in vehicles used for school-provided transportation is prohibited. The term teen dating violence occurs whenever a student who is 13 to 19 years of age uses or threatens to use physical, mental, or emotional abuse to control an individual in the dating relationship; or uses or threatens to use sexual violence in the dating relationship.