Anti-Harassment Policy

Prohibition of Bullying and Harassment 

From Geneva Area City Board of Education Policy #1662

 

It is the policy of the Board of Education to maintain an education and work environment that is free from all forms of unlawful harassment, including sexual harassment. This commitment applies to all School District operations, programs, and activities. All students, administrators, teachers, staff, and all other school personnel share responsibility for avoiding, discouraging, and reporting any form of unlawful harassment. This policy applies to unlawful conduct occurring on school property, or at another location if such conduct occurs during an activity sponsored by the Board

The Board will vigorously enforce its prohibition against discriminatory harassment based on race, color, national origin, sex (including sexual orientation and transgender identity), disability, age, religion, ancestry, or genetic information (collectively, "Protected Classes") that are protected by Federal civil rights laws (hereinafter referred to as "unlawful harassment"), and encourages those within the School District community as well as third parties, who feel aggrieved to seek assistance to rectify such problems. The Board will investigate all allegations of harassment and in those cases where unlawful harassment is substantiated, the Board will take immediate steps to end the harassment, prevent its reoccurrence, and remedy its effects. Individuals who are found to have engaged in unlawful harassment will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.

For purposes of this policy, "School District community" means students, administrators, and professional and classified staff, as well as Board members, agents, volunteers, contractors, or other persons subject to the control and supervision of the Board.

For purposes of this policy, "third parties" include, but are not limited to, guests and/or visitors on School District property (e.g., visiting speakers, participants on opposing athletic teams, parents), vendors doing business with, or seeking to do business with, the Board, and other individuals who come in contact with members of the School District community at schoolrelated events/activities (whether on or off School District property).

*You may review the entire policy and related policies on this school website under the tab: “Board of Education.”

See: #5517, #4362, #3362 and #5517.01 “Bullying and Other Forms of Aggressive Behaviors”

Anti-Harassment Compliance Officers

The Board designates the following individual to serve as "Anti-Harassment Compliance Officer" for the District. If you have questions, comments or wish to report an alleged incident of harassment or discrimination, please contact:

 

Mr. Brett Horvath

Administrative Assistant

Board Office

135 South Eagle Street

Geneva, OH 44041
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