Title IX (Anti Harassment) Information

Last Updated: 10/8/2021 7:59 PM

MSD of Boone Township – Anti Harassment Information

Contact Information
Mr. Jeff Brooks, Supt.
Title IX Coordinator

Email:
brooksj@hebronschools.k12.in.us

Phone:
219-996-4771 x-120


Policy and Forms

Board Policy #5517 - Anti-Harassment

Report of Harassment Form

Title IX Training Power Point
 

MSD of Boone Township Anti Harassment General Policy Statement

It is the policy of the Board of School Trustees to maintain an education and work environment that is free from all forms of unlawful harassment, including sexual harassment, occurring in the Corporation's educational opportunities, programs, and/or activities, or, if initially occurring off Corporation grounds or outside the Corporation's educational opportunities, programs, and activities, affecting the Corporation environment (hereinafter referred to collectively as "unlawful harassment"). This commitment applies to all Corporation operations, educational opportunities, 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 occurring in the Corporation's educational opportunities, programs, and/or activities, or, if initially occurring off Corporation grounds or outside the Corporation's educational opportunities, programs, and activities, affecting the Corporation environment. This policy applies to unlawful conduct occurring on school property, or at another location if such conduct affects the Corporation environment.

 

The Board will vigorously enforce its prohibition against unlawful harassment (see definition on page 1), that is based on race, color, national origin, sex (including transgender status, sexual orientation and/or gender identity), religion, disability, military status, ancestry, or genetic information, which are classes protected by Federal and/or State civil rights laws (hereinafter referred to as "Protected Classes"), and encourages those within the Corporation community as well as third parties who feel aggrieved to seek assistance to rectify such problems occurring in the Corporation’s educational opportunities, programs and/or activities, or, if initially occurring off Corporation grounds or outside the Corporation’s educational opportunities, programs and activities, affecting the Corporation environment.

All Corporation employees, including administrators, professional staff and support staff, shall report any incident of alleged unlawful harassment (see definition on page 1) that the employee observes or which is reported to the employee.

 

The Corporation will investigate all allegations of unlawful harassment (see definition on page 1) and, in those cases where unlawful harassment is substantiated, will take immediate steps to end the harassment, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effects.

 

Individuals who are found to have engaged in unlawful harassment (see definition on page 1) will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment or expulsion from school.

 

Furthermore, Corporation employees who fail to report any incident of alleged unlawful harassment (see definition on page 1) that the employee observes or which is reported to the employee also are subject to appropriate disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.

 

For purposes of this policy, "Corporation community" means students, administrators, teachers, and 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 Corporation 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 Corporation community at school-related events/activities (whether on or off Corporation property).