Sexual Harassment Under Title IX

Sexual Harassment Under Title IX

Adapted from Policy ACA
Policy ACA adopted
October 20, 2020

To view the full policy language, including the Title IX Grievance Process in its entirety, please see Policy ACA attached at the bottom of the page.

The Warrensburg R-VI School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs and activities, including employment and admissions, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). All forms of sex-based discrimination are prohibited in the district, but this policy focuses exclusively on sexual harassment as defined in Title IX that occurs within the education programs and activities of the district. However, the district will respond promptly to investigate and address any report or complaint of sexual harassment.

"Sexual harassment under Title IX" is conduct on the basis of sex within the scope of the district's education programs or activities (as defined in policy ACA) that satisfies one or more of the following:

1. An employee of the district conditioning the provision of an aid, benefit or service of the district 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 district'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).

In creating this policy, the district does not relieve any person under the district's jurisdiction from the consequences for violations of other policies and rules of the district meant to establish an environment conducive to teaching, learning, support services, work and the social and emotional well-being and development of the students entrusted to the district.

If a student alleges sexual misconduct on the part of any district employee to any person employed by the district, that person will immediately report the allegation to the Children's Division (CD) of the Department of Social Services in accordance with state law and district policy. Moreover, nothing in the policy precludes the mandatory or voluntary reporting of any suspected criminal activity to the appropriate law enforcement agency at any time.

Reporting Sexual Harassment or Title IX Retaliation

Any person may report sexual harassment regardless of whether the person is the alleged victim (complainant). However, Board members and employees must immediately report to the Title IX Coordinator any incident or behavior that could constitute sexual harassment or retaliation in accordance with this policy. Reports may be made at any time, including during non-business hours,
by using the telephone number, email address or office address listed below.

The Board authorizes the following individual(s) to serve as the Title IX coordinator(s) for the Warrensburg R-VI School District and coordinate and implement the district's efforts to comply with the requirements of Title IX.

Dr. John Finnane, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services
201 S. Holden, Warrensburg, MO
Phone: 660-747-7823 Fax: 660-747-9615
[email protected]

In the event the Title IX coordinator is unavailable or is the respondent to a complaint, reports should instead be directed to the compliance officer or alternate compliance officer listed in policy AC.

To view the trainings provided to the Title IX Coordinator, please click here.