410.00 – Harassment
Harassment of employees and students will not be tolerated in the school district. The school district includes school district facilities, school district premises, and non-school property if the employee or student is at any school-sponsored, school approved, or school-related activity or function, such as field trips or athletic events where students are under the control of the school district or where the employee is engaged in school business.
Harassment includes, but is not limited to, race, religion, age, color, sex, disability, creed, marital status, national origin sexual identity, gender identity, & socioeconomic status. Harassment by Board members, employees, parents, students, vendors, and others doing business with the school district is prohibited. Employees whose behavior is found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to the investigation procedure, which may result in discipline, up to and including, discharge or other appropriate action. Other individuals whose behavior is found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to appropriate sanctions as determined and imposed by the superintendent or Board.
Sexual harassment shall include, but not be limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: — Submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment;
- Submission to or rejection of such conduct by an individual is used as the basis for employment decisions affecting such individual; or
- Such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working environment.
Other types of harassment may include, but not be limited to, jokes, stories, pictures, or objects that are offensive, tend to alarm, annoy, abuse, or demean certain protected individuals and groups.
Employees and students who believe they have suffered harassment shall report such matters to the building principal, who shall be the investigator for harassment complaints. However, claims regarding harassment may also be reported to the school counselor, who shall be the alternate investigator for harassment complaints.
Date of Adoption: May 17, 1993
Reviewed and Revised: March 27, 2000; March 11, 2002; January 15, 2007; January 10, 2014; September 17, 2018