ERIC Number: ED420900
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Student-to-Student Sexual Harassment: A Legal Guide for Schools.
Brown, Lisa A.; And Others
This guide provides school law practitioners and school leaders needed information on "how" to prevent, respond to, analyze and, defend a student-to-student harassment claim. It includes a discussion of the law, a section on policy development, practical advice on conducting an investigation, tips for training, and an analysis of the Office for Civil Rights' Guidelines. The emphasis throughout is teaching young people that treating each other with respect is the right thing to do. Six chapters focus on the following topics: (1) legal issues surrounding student-to-student sexual harassment; (2) guidelines from the Office for Civil Rights; (3) developing a board policy and administrative regulations on student-to-student harassment; (4) investigating complaints of sexual harassment (a primer for investigators); and (6) preparing for an Office for Civil Rights investigation of alleged peer sexual harassment. (Appendices contain reprints of agency documents, sample policies, checklists, sample training manuals, notices, a resource list, and sample pamphlets on sexual harassment for secondary school students.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Civil Rights, Compliance (Legal), Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Legal Responsibility, Sexual Harassment, Student Behavior, Student Rights
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Council of School Attorneys.