Prohibited sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature when: (Education Code 212.50) 1. Submission to the conduct is explicitly or implicitly made a term of condition of an individual’s 34 employment, academic status or progress. 2. Submission to or rejection of the conduct by an individual is used as the basis for academic or employment decisions affecting the individual. 3. The conduct has the purpose or effect of having a negative impact on the individual’s academic or work performance, or of creating and intimidating hostile or offensive educational or work environment. 4. Submission to or rejection of the conduct by the individual is used as the basis for any decision affecting the individual regarding benefits and services, honors programs, or activities available at or through the office. Other types of conduct which are prohibited in the School and which may constitute sexual harassment include: 1. Unwelcome leering, sexual flirtations or propositions. 2. Unwelcome sexual slurs, epithets, threats, verbal abuse, derogatory comments or sexually degrading descriptions. 3. Graphic verbal comments about an individual’s body or overly personal conversation. 4. Sexual jokes, stories, drawings, pictures or gestures. 5. Spreading sexual rumors. 6. Teasing or sexual remarks about students enrolled in a predominantly single-sex class. 7. Touching an individual’s body or clothes in a sexual way. 8. Purposefully limiting a student’s access to educational tools. 9. Cornering or blocking of normal movement. 10. Displaying sexually suggestive objects in the educational environment. 11. Any act of retaliation against an individual who reports a violation of the School’s sexual harassment policy or who participates in the investigation of a sexual harassment complaint. INDEPENDENT STUDY K-12 The Guidance Charter School offers a short-term independent study contract, typically from 1 – 2 weeks in duration. This program would be appropriate for students who are away from school at least five (5) school days. The maximum independent study will be for 20 school days. Anything above that must be due to severe conditions such as hospitalization … etc. and must be approved by the Executive Director. Independent study would be approved for the following: 1. Vacation. 2. Special circumstances requiring out-of-school placement for a period of time. 3. Home problems warranting a student being away from school. 4. Hospitalization, accident … etc. In all cases, a minimum of two (2) weeks advance notice is requested for teacher preparation of materials.
Student Handbook 2016-2017
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