Title IX - Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment
The Executive Committee recognizes that sexual harassment can interfere with a student’s academic performance and emotional and physical well-being and that preventing and remedying sexual harassment in schools is essential to ensure a nondiscriminatory, safe environment in which students can learn. In addition, sexual harassment is recognized as a form of sex discrimination and thus is a violation of the laws that prohibit sex discrimination, as addressed in the Board's policy concerning unlawful discrimination and harassment.
School’s commitment
Frontier Academy is committed to maintaining a learning environment that is free from sexual harassment. It is a violation of policy for any staff member to harass students or for students to harass other students or staff members through conduct or communications of a sexual nature, or to retaliate against anyone that reports sexual harassment or participates in a harassment investigation.
Sexual harassment defined
Pursuant to Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, “sexual harassment” means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following:
A school employee conditioning education benefits on participation in unwelcome sexual conduct (i.e., quid pro quo);
Unwelcome conduct that a reasonable person would determine is so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the school's education program or activity; or
Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking.
Pursuant to state law, “harassment” means creating a hostile environment based on an individual's sex.
Reporting, investigation, and sanctions
Students are encouraged to report all incidences of sexual harassment to either a teacher, counselor, or principal in their school building and file a complaint, through the school’s complaint process addressing sex-based discrimination. All reports and indications from students, school employees and third parties must be forwarded to the Title IX Coordinator.
The school will initiate and conduct an investigation in accordance with the appropriate procedures addressing sex-based discrimination and sexual harassment.
All matters involving sexual harassment reports must remain confidential to the extent possible as long as doing so is in accordance with applicable law and policy and does not preclude the school from responding effectively to the harassment or preventing future harassment. Filing a complaint or otherwise reporting sexual harassment will not reflect upon the individual’s status or affect grades.
The school will take appropriate corrective action to: make the harassed student whole by restoring lost educational opportunities; prevent harassment from recurring; or prevent retaliation against anyone who reports sexual harassment or participates in a harassment investigation.
Title IX Coordinators:
Jacque Schmidt
Assistant Principal
Title IX Coordinator
Frontier Academy Secondary School
6530 W. 16th Street
Greeley, CO 80634
970-339-9153 x 1662
Kay Dee Thompson
Assistant Principal of Behavior
Title IX Coordinator
Frontier Academy Elementary School
2560 West 29th Street
Greeley, CO 80631
970-330-1780 x 2016