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Sexual Harassment Policy

RSD Sexual Harassment Policy

Students and staff are protected against sexual harassment by anyone in any school program or activity, including on the school campus, on the school bus, or off-campus, such as a school-sponsored field trip.

Sexual harassment is unwelcome behavior or communication that is sexual in nature when:

  • A student or employee is led to believe that he or she must submit to unwelcome sexual conduct or communications in order  to gain something in return, such as a grade, a promotion, a place on a sports team, or any educational or employment decision, or
  • The conduct substantially interferes with a student's educational performance, or creates an intimidating or hostile educational or employment environment.

Examples of Sexual Harassment:

  • Pressuring a person for sexual favors
  • Unwelcome touching of a sexual nature
  • Writing graffiti of a sexual nature
  • Distributing sexually explicit texts, e-mails, or pictures
  • Making sexual jokes, rumors, or suggestive remarks
  • Physical violence, including rape and sexual assault

How do I report sexual harassment?

You can report sexual harassment to any school staff member or to the district's Title IX Officer.

Title IX Coordinator for Personnel: Tony Howard, Executive Director, Human Resources


Title IX Coordinator for Students: Todd Baddley, Assistant Superintendent



For a copy of your district’s Sexual Harassment policy and procedure, contact your school or district office.  This policy and procedure is available on the Richland School District’s website at http://www.rsd.edu/board/policies-regulations.html.