Sonoma County Office of Education

SEXUAL HARASSMENT IS FORBIDDEN

Sexual harassment is defined as unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, or other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature.

Sexual harassment is a violation of the CA Ed Code, Section 212.6 and 48900.2, as well as Federal law.

No Sexual Harassment

Students have a right to a harassment free school.

Sexual harassment may include:

  • Questioning someone's sexual behavior.
  • Sexually oriented jokes, pictures, or objects.
  • Making sexually explicit requests of someone.
  • Writing obscene graffiti.
  • Touching, grabbing, kissing, or purposely bumping.

A student who feels that they are being sexually harassed should immediately contact the following school personnel: Principal/Director, Counselor, Psychologist, Nurse, or any Teacher/Staff Member.

Georgia Ioakimedes, Director | (707) 524-2884 | gioakimedes@scoe.org

Action steps (if safe):

  • Tell the harasser their words and/or actions are offensive and to STOP.
  • Avoid being alone with the harasser.
  • Contact and report the incident to staff.
  • Record the incident in writing - what, where, when it happened, save any notes or pictures you receive from the harasser.
  • Ask any witnesses to write down what they heard/saw without any help from you or anyone else.

REMEMBER
IF YOU FEEL YOU ARE THE TARGET
OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT IT IS
NOT YOUR FAULT

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Steven D. Herrington, County Superintendent | (707) 524-2600 | sherrington@scoe.org