JBA - Sexual Harassment of Students

Code: JBA
Adopted: 1/13/93
Re-adopted: 8/13/97
Original Code: 7993

The district is committed to maintaining a learning environment that is free of sexual harassment.  Sexual harassment includes unwelcome sexual advances, request for sexual favors and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature made by a member of the staff to a student or by a student to another student.  Such conduct will bring about disciplinary action which may result in termination for an employee or expulsion for a student.

Any student who has knowledge of or feels he/she is a victim of sexual harassment should immediately report his/her concerns to the building principal or superintendent.  Any employee who is aware of sexual harassment in a school setting is responsible for reporting such sexual harassment to the building principal or the superintendent.

Students are encouraged to file with the building principal or superintendent a formal complaint if they feel they are victims of sexual harassment.  The principal or superintendent will promptly and thoroughly investigate all complaints.  Allowing for a fair investigation, all such complaints or report will be treated in the strictest confidence.

A copy of this policy and procedure for filing complaints shall be published in student, parent and staff handbooks.

Legal Reference(s)

ORS 243.706
ORS 342.700
ORS 342.704
ORS 342.708     
ORS 342.850
ORS 342.865
ORS 659.010 (14)
ORS 659.020
ORS 659.029
ORS 659.030
ORS 659.040
ORS 659.150
OAR 581-021-0038
OAR 584-020-0040
OAR 584-020-0041

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C. Section 2000(d).
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, 42 U.S.C., Section 2000(e).
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. Sections 1681-1683; 34 CFR Part 106 (2000).
Davis v. Monroe County Board of Education. 526 U.S. 629 (1999).
Gebser v. Lago Vista Independent School District. 524 U.S. 274 (1998).