Statement of Sexual Harassment and Discrimination on the Basis of Sex in violation of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972
Halifax Area School District prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in its educational programs or activities and is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972.
Making a Report or Complaint Alleging Sexual Harassment
The Title IX Coordinator is Dr. David R. Hatfield. The Title IX Coordinator can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 717-896-3416 x 108. The Title IX Investigator is Mrs. Carla Sauer. She can be reached at email@example.com or by phone at 717-896-3416 x 127.
Reports of sexual harassment can be made verbally or in writing. All School Board Policies related to Title IX and related forms be accessed on Board Docs:
- Policy 103: Discrimination/Title IX Sexual Harassment Affecting Students
- Policy 104: Discrimination/Title IX Sexual Harassment Affecting Staff
- Policy 317.1: Educator Misconduct
- Policy 417.1: Educator Misconduct
- Policy 824: Maintaining Professional Adult/Student Boundaries
Anyone may report sexual harassment, including victims, by-standers, families, or members of the school community. HASD recommends directing reports to the Title IX Coordinator. All employees are required to promptly report suspected sexual harassment. The report’s identity will be kept confidential to the extent that HASD can respond to the report in a way that is not deliberately indifferent while also maintaining confidentiality. Retaliation is prohibited. Making false reports is prohibited. Discipline under applicable Board policies will be pursued for engaging in prohibited conduct.