On Monday, September 18, a form will be sent home with students regarding a sexual harassment presentation that will be given by their respective classroom teachers. If parents do not want their children to participate, they should sign the form and send it back to school before Thursday, September 21. The presentations will be on Thursday  morning, September 21. If you have any questions, please call or email Mr. Miller.

     

Harassment of Students Prohibited     

7:20 Harassment of Students Prohibited

Bullying, Intimidation, and Harassment Prohibited

No person, including a District employee or agent, or student, shall harass, intimidate, or bully a student on the basis of actual or perceived: race; color; nationality; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity; gender-related identity or expression; ancestry; age; religion; physical or mental disability; order of protection status; status of being homeless; actual or potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy; association with a person or group with one or more of the aforementioned actual or perceived characteristics; or any other distinguishing characteristic. The District will not tolerate harassing, intimidating conduct, or bullying whether verbal, physical, or visual, that affects the tangible benefits of education, that unreasonably interferes with a student's educational performance, or that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment. Examples of prohibited conduct include name-calling, using derogatory slurs, stalking, causing psychological harm, threatening or causing physical harm, threatened or actual destruction of property, or wearing or possessing items depicting or implying hatred or prejudice of one of the characteristics stated above.

 Sexual Harrassment is Prohibited

Sexual harassment of students is prohibited. 3 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 educaitonal 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:

a.  Substantially interfering with a student's educational environment;

b.  Creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment;

c.  Depriving a student of educational aid, benefits, services, or treament; or

d. Making submission to or rejection of such conduct the basis for academic decision affecting a student.

 

The terms "intimidating," "hostile," and "offensive" include conduct that has the effect of humiliation, embarrassment, or discomfort. Examples of sexual harassment include touching, crude jokes or pictures, discussions of sexual experiences, teasing related to sexual characteristics, and spreading rumors related to a person's alleged sexual activities.