Sexual Harassment – EC 231.5 and 48980(g):
San Jose Charter Academy is committed to maintaining a learning and working environment that is free from sexual harassment. Any student who engages in sexual harassment of anyone in or from the district may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion. Any employee who permits, engages in, or fails to report sexual harassment shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including dismissal. For a copy of the district’s sexual harassment policy or to report incidences of sexual harassment, please contact, Human Resources at (626) 856-1693, ext. 4004. The Governing Board prohibits the unlawful sexual harassment of any student by any employee, student, or other person in or from the district. California and Federal laws define sexual harassment as unwanted sexual advances, or unwanted visual, verbal, or physical conduct of a sexual nature. Teachers shall discuss this policy with the students in ageappropriate ways and should assure them that they need not endure any form of sexual harassment. Any student who engages in the sexual harassment of anyone in or from the district may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion. Any employee who permits or engages in sexual harassment of a student may be subject to disciplinary action up to and including expulsion. The Board expects students or staff to immediately report incidents of sexual harassment to the principal or designee or to another district administrator. The student or staff will be asked to put the complaint in writing and an investigation will be made by an impartial and neutral third party of the same gender as the complainant. If a situation involving sexual harassment is not promptly remedied at the school site, a complaint of harassment can be filed in accordance with AR 1312.1-Complaints Concerning School Personnel. The principal or designee shall determine which procedure is appropriate. The district prohibits retaliatory behavior toward any complainant or any participant in the complaint process. Each complaint of sexual harassment shall be promptly investigated in a way that respects the privacy of all parties concerned.