Sexual Harassment Policy
The Aberdeen School District is committed to a positive and productive educational environment free from discrimination, including sexual harassment. The district prohibits sexual harassment of students, employees and others involved in school district activities.
Sexual harassment occurs when:
- Submitting to the harasser's sexual demands is a stated or implied condition of obtaining an education or work opportunity or other benefit;
- Submission to or rejection of sexual demands is a factor in an academic, work or other school-related decision affecting an individual; or
- Unwelcome sexual or gender-directed conduct or communication interferes with an individual's performance or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment.
Sexual harassment can occur adult to student, student to adult, student to student, adult to adult, male to female, female to male, male to male, and female to female.
The district will take prompt, equitable and remedial action within its authority on confirmed reports of sexual harassment. Engaging in sexual harassment will result in appropriate discipline and/or other sanctions against the offending person.