6.45 Sexual Harassment & Teen Dating Violence Prohibited

  • Sexual Harassment Prohibited
    Sexual harassment of students is prohibited. A person engages in sexual harassment whenever he or she makes sexual advances, requests sexual favors, and/or engages in other verbal or physical conduct, including sexual violence, of a sexual or sex-based nature, imposed on the basis of sex, that:

    1. Denies or limits the provision of educational aid, benefits, services, or treatment; or that makes such conduct a condition of a student’s academic status; or
    2. Has the purpose or effect of:
      1. Substantially interfering with a student's educational environment
      2. Creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment;
      3. Depriving a student of educational aid, benefits, services, or treatment; or
      4. Making submission to or rejection of such conduct the basis for academic decisions affecting a student.

    The terms intimidating, hostile, and offensive include conduct that has the effect of humiliation, embarrassment, or discomfort. Examples of sexual harassment include touching, crude jokes or pictures, discussions of sexual experiences, teasing related to sexual characteristics, and spreading rumors related to a person’s alleged sexual activities. The term sexual violence includes a number of different acts. Examples of sexual violence include, but are not limited to, rape, sexual assault, sexual battery, sexual abuse, and sexual coercion.

    Teen Dating Violence Prohibited
    Engaging in teen dating violence that takes place at school, on school property, at school-sponsored activities, or in vehicles used for school-provided transportation is prohibited. For purposes of this policy, the term teen dating violence occurs whenever a student who is in grades 6-12 uses or threatens to use physical, mental, or emotional abuse to control an individual in the dating relationship; or uses or threatens to use sexual violence in the dating relationship.

    Making a Complaint; Enforcement
    Students are encouraged to report claims or incidents of sexual harassment, teen dating violence or any other prohibited conduct to the nondiscrimination coordinator, building principal, assistant building principal, dean of students, or a complaint manager. A student may choose to report to a person of the student’s same sex. Complaints will be kept confidential to the extent possible given the need to investigate. Students who make good faith complaints will not be disciplined.

    Nondiscrimination Coordinator:
    Teresa Reiche 
    515 West Main Street., Barrington, IL 60010

    Complaint Managers:
    Teresa Reiche
    515 West Main Street, Barrington, IL 60010

    Steve McWilliams 
    515 West Main Street, Barrington, IL 60010
    (847) 842-3650

    Any person making a knowingly false accusation regarding prohibited conduct will likewise be subject to discipline.

    Barrington 220 Policy 7:20, Harassment of Students Prohibited
    Barrington 220 Policy 7:185, Teen Dating Violence Prohibited