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04. Harassment Policy

The board of education is committed to providing a positive and productive working and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, national origin, religion, or disability. Sexual, racial, or disability harassment will not be tolerated in the school district. Sexual, racial, or disability harassment of employees or students of the district by board members, administrators, certified and support personnel, students, vendors, and any others having business or contact with the school district is strictly prohibited.

Racial harassment is unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color or national origin under Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Kansas Acts Against Discrimination. Disability harassment is unlawful discrimination on the basis of disability under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act. All forms of racial or disability harassment are prohibited at school, on school property, and at all school-sponsored activities, programs or events. Harassment against individuals associated with the school is prohibited, whether or not the harassment occurs on school grounds.

Any student who believes that he or she has been subjected to harassment should discuss the alleged harassment with the building principal, another administrator, the guidance counselor, or another certified staff member.