SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY
Redding Adventist Academy is committed to providing a school environment free from sexual harassment for all staff and students. Incidents of harassment should be reported in accordance with these procedures so school authorities may take appropriate action. Students who sexually harass others are subject to discipline up to and including dismissal. Employees who engage in sexual harassment are subject to discipline up to and including termination.
Definition: Sexual harassment is unwelcome sexual advances or requests and other conduct of a sexual nature that is offensive. It can be spoken, written, or physical behavior. It includes, but is not limited to, offensive pictures, graffiti, jokes, gestures, or labeling and name calling of a sexual nature.
If submission to offensive sexual conduct is made a condition of academic status, progress, benefits, honors or activities, it is prohibited sexual harassment. Sexual harassment also occurs when the offensive behavior or material creates a hostile school environment.
Reporting Procedures: Students who have experienced sexual harassment shall report the incident to school authorities as soon as possible. If the harassment is between students, the student shall report the incident to the classroom teacher or the principal. If the harassment comes from an adult, the student should report directly to the principal.
Other forms of harassment should be processed in the same manner.