Oregon Statutes - Chapter 342 - Teachers and Other School Personnel - Section 342.704 - Adoption of school district policies on sexual harassment required; contents; rules.

(1) The State Board of Education shall adopt by rule minimum requirements for school district policies on sexual harassment of students by staff and other students including, but not limited to, requirements that:

(a) All staff and students are subject to the policies;

(b) Sexual harassment of students includes:

(A) A demand for sexual favors in exchange for benefits; and

(B) Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a studentís educational performance or that creates an intimidating, offensive or hostile educational environment;

(c) All complaints about behavior that may violate the policy shall be investigated;

(d) The initiation of a complaint in good faith about behavior that may violate the policy shall not adversely affect the educational assignments or study environment of the student; and

(e) The student who initiated the complaint and the studentís parents shall be notified when the investigation is concluded.

(2) The State Board of Education shall adopt by rule minimum requirements for school district policies on sexual harassment of staff by students and other staff including, but not limited to, requirements that:

(a) All staff and students are subject to the policies;

(b) Sexual harassment of staff includes:

(A) A demand for sexual favors in exchange for benefits; and

(B) Unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that has the purpose or effect of unreasonably interfering with a staff personís ability to perform the job or that creates an intimidating, offensive or hostile work environment;

(c) All complaints about behavior that may violate the policy shall be investigated;

(d) The initiation of a complaint in good faith about behavior that may violate the policy shall not adversely affect any terms or conditions of employment or work environment of the staff complainant; and

(e) The staff member who initiated the complaint shall be notified when the investigation is concluded. [1997 c.272 §2]

Note: See note under 342.700.

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