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Policy No. 5207
The Board of Directors is committed to a safe and civil education environment for its students and a safe and civil work place for its employees.
Policy 5265 Nondiscrimination and Policy 5266, Sexual Harassment, set forth the District’s prohibitions of discrimination and harassment based upon race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Complaints of discrimination and/or harassment should be raised in the manner identified in Regulation No. 5265R, Discrimination Complaint Procedure.
The District recognizes that employees may engage in conduct towards each other that does not constitute prohibited discrimination and/or harassment based upon a protected class, but is conduct that does not reflect the District’s commitment to a safe and civil workplace. For example, Policy 5282, Workplace Violence, expressly prohibits threats, threatening behavior, acts of violence, or any related conduct that disrupts another’s work performance or the District's ability to execute its mission. Policy 5010 Employee Conduct Rules also prohibits the use language or actions which are vulgar or profane to a person of ordinary sensibilities; provoking a fight; endangering the safety of oneself or others; and threatening, intimidating, harassing, coercing or abusing, either physically or verbally, another employee, patron, or student by employees. Unsafe and uncivil conduct may result in the imposition of disciplinary action against an employee for violation of District Policies and Regulations, regardless of whether the conduct at issue separately constitutes unlawful discrimination or harassment based upon a protected class. This Policy is not intended to prohibit expression of employee religious, philosophical or political views, provided that the expression does not substantially disrupt the work or school environment and is done in a manner consistent with established First Amendment standards for school district employees.
Employees who believe that they are being subject to conduct that violates this Policy, Policy 3205, Safety and Civility in Schools; Policy 5010, Employee Conduct Rules; or Policy 5282, Workplace Violence should report the conduct at issue to his or her immediate supervisor for prompt investigation. If an employee is alleging that his or her immediate supervisor is engaging in the conduct of concern, the employee should report the conduct at issue to the supervisor’s immediate supervisor, or to the District’s Human Resources Department.
Cross-references: Policy 3205 Safety and Civility in Schools
Policy 5010 Employee Conduct Rules
Policy 5265 Nondiscrimination
Policy 5266 Sexual Harassment
Policy 5282 Workplace Violence
Adopted Date: 1/13/05
Revised Date: 10/08/2015