Title IX - Sexual Harassment

 

 

Frontier Academy is committed to maintaining a learning environment that is free from sexual harassment consistent with Frontier Academy Policy and Title IX. Frontier Academy also prohibits misconduct of a sexual nature which may not constitute a violation of Title IX, but which nonetheless interferes with a student’s learning environment and/or a student’s emotional/physical well-being while in the learning environment. 

 

Sexual Harassment Prohibited by Title IX 

 

In accordance with policy and supporting regulations, the Executive Committee prohibits sexual harassment of students in violation of Title IX. Sexual harassment prohibited by Title IX means conduct on the basis of sex that satisfies one or more of the following: 

 

  1. An employee of Frontier Academy conditions the provision of an aid, benefit, or service of the school on an individual’s participation in unwelcome sexual conduct; 
  2. Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a person equal access to the school’s education program or activity; or 
  3. “Sexual assault” as defined in 20 U.S.C. 1092(f)(6)(A)(v), “dating violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(10), “domestic violence” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(8), or “stalking” as defined in 34 U.S.C. 12291(a)(30). 

 

Other Prohibited Misconduct of a Sexual Nature 

 

The Executive Committee recognizes that misconduct of a sexual nature may not always constitute sexual harassment under Title IX, but can nonetheless interfere with a student’s learning environment and/or emotional and physical well-being, and that preventing and remedying such misconduct furthers a productive learning environment. Therefore, in addition to prohibiting conduct in violation of Title IX, Frontier Academy also prohibits other misconduct of a sexual nature which interferes with a student’s learning environment and/or a student’s emotional/physical well-being while in the learning environment. Such conduct may include, but is not limited to, sex-oriented verbal kidding, remarks to a person with sexual implications, and unwelcome touching. 

 

Reporting, Investigation, and Discipline 

 

Any student who believes they have been a target of sexual harassment in violation of Title IX or misconduct of a sexual nature in violation of this policy, or who has witnessed such harassment or misconduct, shall immediately report it to an administrator, counselor, teacher, or Title IX Coordinator, and file a complaint as set forth in the applicable regulation(s). Frontier Academy shall take appropriate action to promptly and impartially investigate allegations of such sexual harassment and/or misconduct, to end unlawful behavior, to prevent the recurrence of such behavior, and to prevent retaliation against the individual(s) who files the complaint and/or any person who participates in the investigation. When appropriate, Frontier Academy will take interim measures during the investigation to protect against further harassment, misconduct, or retaliation. To the extent possible, all reports of sexual harassment and/or misconduct of a sexual nature will be kept confidential. Students who knowingly file false complaints or give false statements in an investigation shall be subject to discipline, up to and including suspension/expulsion. No student shall be subject to adverse treatment in retaliation for any good faith report of sexual harassment as defined by Title IX or other misconduct of a sexual nature addressed under this policy. Any student who violates Title IX or this policy shall be disciplined according to applicable Frontier Academy policies. In cases involving potential criminal conduct, Frontier Academy’s Compliance Officer or the District’s Title IX Coordinator, as applicable, shall determine whether appropriate law enforcement officials should be notified. 

 

Notice and training 

 

Notice of this policy shall be circulated to all departments and incorporated in all student handbooks. All students and school employees will receive periodic training related to recognizing and preventing sexual harassment in violation of Title IX. Frontier Academy employees must receive additional periodic training related to handling reports of sexual harassment in violation of Title IX. Training materials regarding sexual harassment under Title IX are available to the public on the school’s website.

 

Title IX Coordinators:

 

Elementary School:

Kay Thompson

thompsonk@frontieracademy.net

2560 W. 29th Street, Greeley, CO, 80631

970-330-1780 x 2016

 

Secondary School:

Jacque Schmidt

schmidtj@frontieracademy.net

6530 W. 16th Street, Greeley, CO, 80634

970-339-9153 x 1662

 

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