Sexual Harassment shall be defined as any intimidating or disrespectful
action, word, or gesture, which causes undue trouble, worry, or
discomfort and is unwelcome by the student receiving it or witnessing
it. Sexual harassment is illegal and violates state and federal law.
Written sexual harassment may include but is not limited to letters,
notes, invitations, or drawings of a sexual nature. This includes
computer messages of a sexual nature.
Verbal sexual harassment may include but is not limited to offensive
words and comments spoken privately to a person or in front of others.
Examples include: comments about a person’s body, name calling, sexual
jokes, using sexual orientation as an insult, sexual suggestions, or
spreading rumors of a sexual nature about a person.
Nonverbal sexual harassment may include but is not limited to making
gestures of a sexual nature, writing a person’s name along with a sexual
remark, facial expressions (winking, kissing), suggestive looks,
leering, or displaying sexually suggestive objects, pictures, cartoons,
posters, or magazines.
Physical sexual harassment may include but is not limited to any
touching, squeezing, pinching, kissing, brushing up against another’s
body, assault, or blocking movement.
With this in mind, students are prohibited from engaging in public
displays of affection on school property.
Any student who thinks he or she has been the victim of sexual
harassment should report the conduct to a teacher, teacher’s assistant,
assistant principal, principal, secretary, nurse, or any other adult in
Recommendations for students:
1. Tell the harasser to stop.
2. Report it immediately.
Any person coming forward in good faith to report an incident will be
free from any retaliation.