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Sexual Harassment

What is Sexual Harassment?

Prohibited sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature made by someone from or in the educational setting (Board Regulation 5145.7). 

Samples include:

  • Unwelcome leering, sexual flirtations, or propositions.
  • Unwelcome sexual slurs, epithets, threats, verbal abuse, derogatory comments, or sexually degrading descriptions.
  • Graphic verbal comments about an individual's body or overly personal conversation.
  • Sexual jokes, notes, stories, drawings, pictures, or gestures.
  • Spreading sexual rumors.
  • Teasing or sexual remarks about students enrolled in a predominantly single-sex class.
  • Touching an individual's body or clothes in a sexual way.
  • Purposefully cornering or blocking normal movements or limiting a student's access to educational tools.
  • Displaying sexually suggestive objects in the educational environment.
  • Any act of retaliation against an individual who reports a violation of the district's harassment policy, or who participates in the investigation of a sexual harassment complaint.

Sexual harassment complaints by and against students shall be investigated and resolved in accordance with laws and district procedures specified in the Board Policy 5145.7. Upon investigation of a sexual harassment complaint, any student or staff member found to have engaged in sexual harassment or sexual violence in violation of this policy shall be subject to disciplinary action.

Ways to Report Sexual Harassment

  • Tell a staff member at the school (teacher, counselor, assistant principal, or principal).

  • Fill out a sexual harassment/misconduct form online.

  • Call Human Resources at 951-571-7322.

  • For anonymous community reporting, call WeTip at 1- (800) 782-7463.

  • If you have been sexually assaulted, go to a safe place and call 911.