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Step I – Informal Resolution: It is desirable that problems and complaints of alleged sexual harassment be resolved promptly and equitably. If possible, such problems and complaints should be resolved in an informal manner. Students and employees are encouraged, but not required, to inform the offender directly that his/her conduct is unwelcome or offensive and must stop.
Step II – Verbal or Written Complaint: Students should follow complaint procedures designated in Administrative Regulation 5145.7, Sexual Harassment, Students. A student should initiate a complaint to a teacher or administrator verbally or in written form. The complaint should include information regarding the name(s) of the person(s) who engaged in offensive conduct, the description of the offensive conduct (i.e. when and where the conduct occurred, the number of times it occurred, any informal attempts at resolution), and the names of any witnesses.
Employees or applicants for employment who feel that they have been sexually harassed should contact their supervisor, principal, other district administrator or the superintendent in order to obtain procedures for reporting a complaint. Complaints of sexual harassment against a district employee may be filed in accordance with AR 1312, Complaints Against School Personnel. Complaints alleging that a specific action, procedure or practice sexually discriminates can be filed in accordance with AR 4031, Complaints Concerning Discrimination in Employment.
Any supervisor who receives a sexual harassment complaint shall notify the superintendent or designee, who shall ensure uniform application of this policy and that the complaint is appropriately investigated.