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3.33 Prohibition of Harassment

3.33 Prohibition of Harassment

Chapter 3.00: School Administration

3.33*

PROHIBITION OF HARASSMENT

POLICY

I. The School Board prohibits harassment against any employee, applicant for employment, student, or student applicant based upon race, color, religion, gender, pregnancy, age, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, political beliefs, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, if otherwise qualified, social and family background or on the basis of the use of a language other than English by Limited English Proficiency (LEP) students, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity, or in any employment conditions or practices conducted by this School District, except as provided by law. This policy also applies to non-employee volunteers who work subject to the control of school authorities.

II. Harassment includes:

A. Any slurs, innuendoes or other verbal or physical conduct reflecting on an individual’s race, ethnic background, gender or disabling condition which has the purpose or effect of creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive educational or work environment; has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with the individual’s work or school performance or participation; or otherwise adversely affects an individual’s employment or educational opportunities.

B. The denial of or the provision of aid, benefits, grades, rewards, employment, faculty assistance, services, or treatment on the basis of sexual advances or requests for sexual favors.

C. Sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature when submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an individual’s employment or educational career; submission to or rejection of such conduct is used as a basis for educational or employment decisions affecting the individual; or such conduct has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with an individual’s work or educational performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or educational environment.

III. Persons alleging such harassment shall use the Board approved Equity Plan Grievance Procedures, available in all school and district offices, to remedy such harassment. Complaints may be submitted to the Principal or immediate supervisor, the school district Equity Coordinator, or the Superintendent.

IV. Any employee or student who makes a complaint of harassment will be protected against retaliation.

V. Confidentiality and protection from retaliation will be provided to the extent possible to any employee, student, applicant or affected party who alleges discrimination or harassment.

VI. Appropriate action will be taken when it is determined that harassment has occurred.

VII. The Superintendent is responsible for ensuring that all employees, students, and other affected groups are informed of the District’s prohibition of harassment and the related resolution procedures.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY:

120.54, 1001.41, 1001.42, 1012.23, F.S.

LAWS IMPLEMENTED:

112.51, 119.07, 760.01 et seq., 1000.05, 1000.21, 1001.43, 1012.22, F.S.
34 CFR 99, 34 CFR 200.43(c), P.L. 110-223

STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION RULES:

6A-19.001 et seq.

HISTORY:

Adopted:

09/11/2002

Revision Date(s):

04/12/2016, 07/10/18

Formerly:

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