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Sexual Harassment Policy

Sexual Harassment Policy

Política de Acoso Sexual

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is committed to providing a safe school and working environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. The Board prohibits sexual harassment of students, employees and others at school or at school-sponsored or school-related activities. Board Policies and Administrative Regulations 5145.7 (Students) and 4119.11, 4219.11, 4319.11(Personnel) – Sexual Harassment defines sexual harassment to include, but is not limited to:

Unwelcome sexual advances, unwanted requests for sexual favors, or other unwanted verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature made against another person of the same or opposite sex in the educational setting, under any of the following conditions:

  1. Submission to such conduct is made either implicitly or explicitly a term or condition of a student’s academic status or progress or an employee’s term or condition of employment;
  2. Submission to, or rejection of, such conduct by the individual is used as the basis for an academic or employment decision affecting that person;
  3. The conduct has the purpose or effect of having a negative impact on the student’s academic or work performance or has the effect of an intimidating, hostile, or offensive working or learning environment;
  4. Submission to or rejection of the conduct by the individual is used as the basis for any decision affecting the student regarding benefits and services, honors, programs, or activities available at or through any District program or activity.

Anyone who feels that he/she is being or has been sexually harassed on school grounds or at a school sponsored or school-related activity is encouraged to immediately contact his/her teacher, the principal, or any other available school employee.

All allegations of sexual harassment will be investigated in accordance with the law and District procedures outlined in Administrative Regulations (AR) 5145.7, 4119.11, 4219.11, 4319.11 – Sexual Harassment and AR 1312.3 – Uniform Complaint Procedures.

Violations of this policy may be reported to a teacher, supervisor, or directly to the District’s Uniform Complaint Officer:

Leona Olson
Assistant Superintendent, Chief Human Resources Officer
Newport-Mesa School District–Human Resources
2985 Bear St., Costa Mesa, CA 92626

BP 5145.7 and BP 4119.11, 4219.11, 4319.11– Sexual Harassment and the corresponding ARs.

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