Sexual Harassment Title IX and Academy District 20
Sexual harassment is recognized as a form of sex discrimination, including unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, and sexual assault, and is against the law. It is a violation of ASD20 administrative policy for any staff member to sexually harass students or for students to sexually harass other students. A learning environment that is free from sexual harassment shall be maintained.
Title IX requires schools to take steps to prevent and remedy two forms of sex-based harassment: sexual harassment (including sexual violence) and gender-based harassment.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 states: No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance.
Sexual Harassment and Assault Defined
Sexual misconduct includes two forms, harassment and assault. Harassment is unwelcome conduct so severe it denies someone equal access to a service, while assault includes contact by force, or a situation where a person cannot give consent.Sexual harassment definitions.
Sex-based harassment creates a hostile environment if the conduct is sufficiently serious that it denies or limits a student’s ability to participate in or benefit from the school’s program.More about sex based harassment.
Title IX: Get Help or File a Complaint
If you are unsure whether you should file a formal complaint, you can consult with our Title IX Coordinator. The Title IX Coordinator can help you decide if action needs to be taken or how best to address your situation.Getting help.
This training material has been used to train the District’s Title IX Coordinator, Investigators, Decision-Makers, and Informal Resolution Facilitators (the District’s “Title IX Personnel”) under the August 14, 2020 Title IX regulations.Title IX training details.