Definition: Repeatedly communicating to another individual, in an objectively demeaning or disparaging manner, statements that contribute to a hostile learning or work environment for the individual. Sexual harassment involves unwanted sexual advances or requests for sexual favors; sexual jokes and innuendo; verbal abuse of a sexual nature; commentary about an individual’s body, sexual prowess or sexual deficiencies; leering, catcalls or touching; insulting or obscene comments or gestures; display or circulation in the workplace (including electronically) of sexually suggestive objects or pictures; and other physical, verbal or visual conduct of a sexual nature. Sex-based harassment, that is, harassment not involving sexual activity or language (e.g., male manager yells only at female employees and not males) may also constitute discrimination if it is severe or pervasive and directed at employees because of their sex.
America's Finest Charter is committed to an environment in which all students, staff, and volunteers are treated with respect and dignity. Each individual has the right to be in a professional atmosphere that promotes safe and positive environment and prohibits discriminatory practices, including harassment, hazing, bullying, and any violence or threat of violence.
Definition: Intentionally or knowingly committing an act that endangers the physical health or safety of a school employee or student, whether the act involves physical brutality, consumption of food or other substances, dangerous physical activity, or physically obstructing an employee or student’s freedom to move, that is done for the purpose of placing an employee or student in fear of physical harm or of harm to the employee or student’s property. Such conduct constitutes bullying regardless of whether the person against whom it is committed directs, consents, or acquiesces in the conduct.