Sexual Harassment

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 prohibits sex discrimination in education, including K-12 schools. Title IX is a federal law that has been used to promote equity in education by ensuring that girls and women receive equal resources and treatment in the classroom and provides protections for students who are sexually harassed and discriminated against and/or bullied based on their gender. In addition to this federal law, the California Education code similarly prohibits schools discriminating against its students on the basis of sex (Education Codes 220-221.1).

Definition of Sexual Harassment
Sexual harassment includes verbal, visual or physical conduct of a sexual nature which may have a negative impact upon the victims academic or work performance or creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational/work environment.
Sexual harassment may include, but is not limited to:

Who Is Covered Under Title IX?
Harassment by students
Harassment by administrators/teachers/staff
Harassment by volunteers or school visitors

Sexual Harassment and Anti-Discrimination Policies
Sexual harassment is also in violation of Lucerne Elementary School District Board and Administrative policies. All forms of sexual harassment, whether student to student, staff to student, or student to staff, are unlawful at Lucerne Elementary School District.


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