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Sexual Harassment Policy

Sexual Harassment Policy

The Newport-Mesa Unified School District Board of Education is committed to maintaining 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 (BP) and Administrative Regulations (AR) 5145.7 (Students) and 4119.11, 4219.11, 4319.11 (Personnel) – Sexual Harassment define 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 explicitly or implicitly 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 creating 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 or employee regarding benefits and services, honors, programs, or activities available at or through any District program or activity.

Any student who believes that he/she has been subjected to sexual harassment or who has witnessed sexual harassment on school grounds or at a school-sponsored or school-related activity is strongly encouraged to report the incident to his/her teacher, the principal, or any other available school employee. Any district employee or job applicant who feels that he/she has been sexually harassed or who has knowledge of an incident of sexual harassment by or against another employee, a job applicant or a student, shall immediately report the incident to his/her supervisor, the principal, district administrator or Superintendent.

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

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

Leona Olson
Assistant Superintendent, Chief Human Resources Officer
Title IX Coordinator & Compliance Officer
714-424-5041   
lolson@nmusd.us

A copy of BP 5145.7 and BP 4119.11, 4219.11, 4319.11– Sexual Harassment and the corresponding ARs are available at www.nmusd.us.

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