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Student Handbook 2016-2017

SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY K-12 Sexual harassment of or by any student/staff shall not be allowed. The Governing Board considers sexual harassment to be a major offense, which can result in suspension, expulsion and/or prosecution of offending students. Pursuant to Education Code Section 212.5, sexual harassment is defined as follows: Sexual harassment means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature, made by someone from within the education setting under any of the following conditions. 1. “Submission to the conduct in explicitly or implicitly made a term or condition of an individual’s 33 academic status, progress or promotion.” 2. “Submission to, or rejection of the conduct by the individual is used as the basis for academic decisions affecting the individual.” 3. “The conduct has the purpose or effect of having a negative impact upon the individual’s academic status, or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment.” 4. “Submission to, or rejection of, the conduct by the individual is used as the basis for any decision affecting the individual regarding honors programs, or activities available at or through the education institution.” In addition to the reasons specified in Education Code Section 38900, Section 48900.2 specifies that a pupil may be suspended from school or recommended for expulsion if the Executive Director or principal of the school in which the pupils is enrolled determines that the pupil has committed sexual harassment pursuant to the Education Code Section 212.5. A. For purposes of this policy, the conduct described in Section 212.5 must be considered by a reasonable person of the same gender as the victim, to be sufficiently severe or pervasive to have a negative impact upon the individual’s academic performance or to create an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment. B. Executive Director or designee receiving the complaint shall immediately commence an investigation into the complaint. Any student who has knowledge of conduct by employees of the school volunteers, other individuals of the school community, or students which may constitute sexual harassment as previously defined, are encouraged to immediately report such conduct to the Executive Director or designee of the school at which he/she is in attendance


Student Handbook 2016-2017
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