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  • Required Staff Harassment Training

    1. 1. Puyallup School District Anti-harassment Training Policies 3211 & 3207 Overview of the Office of Diversity Affairs
    2. 2. PSD Anti-harassment Policies <ul><li>Policy 3211 – Harassment: Racial and other Forms </li></ul><ul><li>Policy 3207 – Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying </li></ul>
    3. 3. Overview of Policy Provisions <ul><li>Definition of harassment </li></ul><ul><li>Some examples of harassing behavior </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion of racial harassment </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion of sexual harassment </li></ul><ul><li>Applicability of policy </li></ul><ul><li>Procedures </li></ul><ul><li>Disciplinary actions </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is Harassment? <ul><li>Policy 3211 - Behavior that is directed at a person or group of people based on race, gender, national origin, religion, age, marital status, disability, or any other “protected class”. </li></ul><ul><li>Policy 3207 – Expanded definition </li></ul>
    5. 5. Discussion <ul><li>What types of harassment, discrimination, intimidation, and/or bullying do you think students experience today? </li></ul>
    6. 6. Some examples of harassing behavior <ul><li>Abusive language </li></ul><ul><li>Taunting </li></ul><ul><li>Slurs </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate jokes, pictures, and gestures </li></ul><ul><li>Threats </li></ul><ul><li>Exclusion from activities </li></ul><ul><li>Slogans </li></ul><ul><li>Inappropriate physical contact, bullying, and intimidation </li></ul>
    7. 7. Discussion <ul><li>Where do you think harassing behavior might occur? </li></ul>
    8. 8. Some examples of where harassment occurs <ul><li>80% occurs outside the presence of staff </li></ul><ul><li>District is responsible for what we know or what we should know </li></ul><ul><li>Make yourself aware of your surroundings – environmental scan </li></ul><ul><li>Empower students </li></ul>
    9. 9. What is racial harassment? <ul><li>Behavior based on race or color which has the intent or impact of limiting a person’s ability to participate in or benefit from educational services, activities, and privileges </li></ul><ul><li>Behavior that creates a “hostile environment” </li></ul>
    10. 10. What is sexual harassment? <ul><li>Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature. </li></ul><ul><li>Hostile environment. </li></ul><ul><li>May include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Requests for sexual favors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Touching </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Comments, slurs, remarks </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Applicability of policy <ul><li>Policy 3211 applies to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staff, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administrators, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parents, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Volunteers, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Vendors ….. </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Process involved if a violation is alleged <ul><li>Building/Site Level Administrator: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Immediately forward information to Administrator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Building/Site Level investigation and/or resolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forward to District Compliance Officer when appropriate </li></ul></ul><ul><li>District Compliance Officer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Larry Sera, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Formal Investigation and/or resolution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain records </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Office of Diversity Affairs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Resource and Ombudsperson </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintain records in conjunction with Compliance Officer </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Possible consequences for violating Policy 3211 <ul><li>Malicious harassment may be reported to law enforcement </li></ul><ul><li>Students: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Discipline which may include suspension and/or expulsion depending on mitigating factors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mandatory training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Staff/Administrators: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Appropriate progressive disciplinary action depending on severity of misconduct </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Vendors/Volunteers/Others: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Termination of services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Required to leave PSD property </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Retaliation Provision <ul><li>A person who initiates a complaint under Policy 3211 and/or participates in the investigation of a complaint will not be retaliated against! </li></ul><ul><li>Building Administrators and staff will take appropriate precautions to protect students from retaliation! </li></ul>
    15. 15. Who can I contact if I have more questions? <ul><li>Building/Site Level Administrator </li></ul><ul><li>Almai Malit-Idler or Glenn E. Malone </li></ul><ul><li>District Compliance Officer: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Larry Sera, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Office of Diversity Affairs: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gerald Denman, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Director of the Office of Diversity Affairs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>253-840-8966 </li></ul></ul>
    16. 16. Discussion <ul><li>What can we do as individuals and as a staff to decrease incidents of harassment, intimidation, and/or bullying at our site? </li></ul>