It is illegal and against Board of Education policy for any employee or student, male or female, to sexually harass another employee or student.
Unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature constitute sexual harassment when:
➣ submission to such conduct is made either explicitly or implicitly a term or condition of an employee's continued employment, or a student’s academic status; or
➣ submission to or rejections of such conduct by an employee or student is used as the basis for employment or academic decisions affecting that employee or student; or
➣ such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with an employee’s professional performance, or a student’s academic performance, or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive working or educational environment.
An employee engaging in sexual harassment will be subject to discipline, up to and including, termination. A student engaging in sexual harassment will be subject to discipline, up to and including, expulsion.
If an employee or student believes that he or she has been sexually harassed, the employee, student or parent should report the alleged act immediately to the Superintendent, or any teacher or administrator. Moline School District Policy 5:20 addresses sexual harassment.