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Title IX: Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault


The School Board has established Policy No. 3208, committing the Seattle School District to maintaining a positive and productive environment, free from discrimination, including sexual harassment, for adults and students.

The District prohibits sexual harassment of students, employees, and others involved in District activities.

The corresponding Superintendent Procedure, 3208SP:

  1. Addresses the requirements of Chapter 28A.640, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sex, and
  2. Implements the requirements of WAC 392- 190-056 through 392-190-075 and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 to the Civil Rights Act of 1964,
  3. Establishes requirements to address sexual harassment; provide notices to students, staff, and other affected individuals; and to provide effective oversight of programs to prevent and respond to incidents of sexual harassment.

This Superintendent Procedure applies to all school district employees, volunteers, parents/guardians, and third parties involved in school activities, and specifically applies, but is not limited to, allegations by or on behalf of student(s) that they have been the victim of sexual harassment, whether by adults or other students.

This procedure does not apply to complaints of violation of Title IX for equal access to athletic opportunities. Such complaints are covered by Superintendent Procedure 3210SP.A. This procedure also does not apply to complaints of sex discrimination, which is covered by Policy No. 3210. Where the complaint alleges facts which can be considered as both sexual harassment and a violation of Policy and Procedure No. 3207, regarding prevention of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying (HIB), the District will respond under both procedures.

For further questions about the linked to policy and procedure, please call the Title IX Office at 206-252-0367, and a staff member from the Office of Student Civil Rights will answer your questions.


SPS Sexual Harassment Policy

SPS Sexual Harassment Policy Procedure