Sexual Harassment and Complaint Policies, Procedures
(GAAC, JGEC, GAAB)
Link to these and all District Policies
Updated policy language was adopted in July 2020. Visit the link above to view the full language on these 3 policies regarding sexual harassment, complaints, and investigation processing. Complaints regarding alleged discrimination on the basis of sex, as prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and other federal and state laws regulating such discrimination and discriminatory harassment, shall be handled in accordance with the procedures outlined in board policies GAAC and JGEC and shall be directed to the Title IX Coordinator (Assistant Superintendent/Director of Business and Operations) at 620-441-2000, TitleIXCoordinator@usd470.com, or 2545 Greenway, Arkansas City, KS 67005. The district takes all reports of sexual harassment seriously and will respond meaningfully to every report of discrimination based on sex, including sexual harassment. Please see the policy language in the link above to view complaint procedures including how to report or file a formal complaint of sex discrimination or sexual harassment, supportive measures, and definitions.
With new Title IX regulations, the process to investigate sexual harassment complaints has been defined to include specific roles for coordinators, investigators, and decision-makers. Materials used by our district to train our administrators are required to be posted to the public. The document below is from the Kansas Association of School Board (KASB) legal department and is being used for administrator training.