Sexual harassment is defined as sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical conduct, or other verbal or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature when the unwelcome sexual conduct is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it affects a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program or activity, or creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment. Sexual harassment also includes gender based harassment. Gender based harassment consists of verbal or physical conduct relating to an individual’s gender when the harassing conduct: (i) is sufficiently persistent or pervasive that it affects a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from an educational program or activity, or creates an intimidating, threatening, or abusive educational environment; (ii) has the purpose or effect of substantially or unreasonably interfering with an individual's academic performance; or (iii) otherwise substantially and adversely affects an individual's learning opportunities.
Please see Regulation 2130: Harassment.
Students involved in such behavior will be suspended for 3-10 school days out-of-school with a possible recommendation for a suspension up to 180 school days, and/or expulsion.
Any student who believes they have been the victim of sexual harassment may report the alleged acts to the district’s Title IX Coordinator.