Policy Alert: Sexual Harassment (Title IX)

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Policy Alert: Sexual Harassment (Title IX)

Policies of a school district, especially those negotiated with bargaining representatives for the protection of teachers, have the full force and effect of law, and legally bind the school district. Wessington Springs Ed. Assoc. v. Wessington springs Sch. Dist., 467 N.W. 2d 101 (S.D. 1991).


By Gerry Kaufman


ASBSD Policy Services has made available to ASBSD member schools a revised sample sexual harassment policy, ACAA: Sexual Harassment, and accompanying regulation: ACAA-R(1).


“The new policy and regulation are consistent with and in compliance with the new federal Title IX regulations,” ASBSD Director of Policy and Legal Services Gerry Kaufman said.


“The new federal regulations are very detailed. We included within the new sample policy the specific federal regulation upon which the provision in the sample policy is based.”



For questions related to the policy, contact Kaufman at gkaufman@asbsd.org or at 605-350-1102.


To access the ASBSD Policy Services website, school board members and administrators must login at http://policy.asbsd.org. Your district’s login and password information has been previously provided to your district’s administration.


If you are not able to access the ASBSD Policy Services website, please contact your district’s administration or ASBSD Policy Services Associate Kay Thompson-Tieszen at kay@asbsd.org.

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