District 62 is committed to providing an educational environment that is free from sexual harassment.
The district does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its education programs or activities, and it complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) and its implementing regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106) with respect to the districts education programs and activities, including applicants for employment, students, parents/guardians, employees, and third parties.
Sexual harassment as defined in Title IX (Title IX Sexual Harassment) is prohibited. Any person, including a district employee or agent, or student, engages in Title IX Sexual Harassment whenever that person engages in conduct on the basis of an individuals sex that satisfies one or more of the following:
- A district employee conditions the provision of an aid, benefit, or service on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct; or
Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the district’s educational program or activity; or
Sexual assault as defined in 20 U.S.C. §1092(f)(6)(A)(v), dating violence as defined in 34 U.S.C. §12291(a)(10), domestic violence as defined in 34 U.S.C. §12291(a)(8), or stalking as defined in 34 U.S.C. §12291(a)(30).
Examples of sexual harassment include, but are not limited to, touching, crude jokes or pictures, discussions of sexual experiences, teasing related to sexual characteristics, spreading rumors related to a person’s alleged sexual activities, rape, sexual battery, sexual abuse, and sexual coercion.
Any person who wishes to make a report under the Title IX Sexual Harassment grievance procedure may make a report to the Title IX Coordinator, Nondiscrimination Coordinator, Building Principal, Assistant Building Principal, a Complaint Manager, or any employee with whom the person is comfortable speaking.
A person who wishes to make a report may choose to report to a person of the same gender. School employees shall respond to incidents of sexual harassment by promptly making or forwarding the report to the Title IX Coordinator.
Contact information for the Interim Title IX Coordinator is below.
Please see Board Policy 2:265, Title IX Sexual Harassment Grievance Procedure for more information about the districts Title IX policy or filing a complaint.