Sexual Harassment

  • Sexual harassment includes, but is not limited to, unwelcome sexual advances, unwanted requests for sexual favors, or other unwanted verbal, visual, or physical conduct of a sexual nature made against another person of the same or opposite sex in the educational setting, under any of these conditions:

    • Submission to the conduct is explicitly or implicitly made a term or condition of a student's academic status or progress.
    • Submission to or rejection of the conduct by a students is used as the basis for academic decisions affecting the student.
    • The conduct has the purpose or effect of having a negative impact on the student's academic performance or of creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment. 
    • Submission to or rejection of the conduct by the student is used as the basis  for any decision affecting the student regarding benefits and services, honors, programs, or activities available at or through any district program or activity.

    Any prohibited conduct that occurs off campus or outside of school-related or school-sponsored programs or activities will be regarded as sexual harassment in violation of the Lake County Office of Education (LCOE) policy if it has a continuing effect on or creates a hostile school environment for the complainant or victim of the conduct. 

    For purposes of applying the complaint procedures specified in Title IX of the Education amendments of 1972, sexual harassment is defined as any of the following forms of conduct that occurs in an education program or activity in which an LCOE school exercises substantial control over the context and respondent:

    • An LCOE employee conditioning the provision of a LCOE aid, benefit,or service on the student's participation in unwelcome sexual conduct.
    • Unwelcome conduct determined by a reasonable person to be so severe, pervasive, and objectively offensive that it effectively denies a student equal access to LCOE's education program or activity.
    • Sexual assault, dating violence, domestic violence, or stalking.

    A person may file a complaint by contacting the TITLE IX COORDINATOR.  Any harassment or discrimination based on a person’s sex is a violation of CALIFORNIA EDUCATION CODE 230, as well as federal law. If you feel that your discrimination has reached a level of Title IX, VISIT THE TITLE IX PAGE FOR MORE INFORMATION

    Read LCOE's Sexual Harassment Policy.

  • Melissa Reese

    Title IX Coordinator
    Human Resource Director
    (707) 262-4100