410.00B – Receiving Harassment Complaints
Upon receiving a harassment complaint, the investigator shall confer with the complainant to obtain an understanding and a statement of the facts. It shall be the responsibility of the investigator to promptly and reasonably investigate claims of harassment and to pass the findings on to the superintendent who shall complete such further investigation as deemed necessary and take such final action as deemed appropriate. Information regarding an investigation of harassment shall be confidential to the extent possible, and those individuals who are involved in the investigation shall not discuss information regarding the complaint outside the investigation process.
No one shall retaliate against an employee or student because they have filed a harassment complaint, assisted or participated in a harassment investigation, proceeding, or hearing regarding a harassment charge or because they have opposed language or conduct that violates this policy.
It shall be the responsibility of the Board members, administrators, licensed and classified employees, students, and others having business or other contacts with the school district to act appropriately under this policy. It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent and investigator to inform and educate employees or students and others involved with the school district about harassment and the school district’s policy prohibiting harassment.
It shall be the responsibility of the superintendent, in conjunction with the investigator, to develop administrative rules regarding this policy.
Date of Adoption May 17, 1993
Reviewed & Revised: March 27, 2000; March 11, 2002; January 15, 2007; January 10, 2014; September 17, 2018