No one should be subjected to harassment at school for any reason. Therefore, it is the policy of the Board of Directors that all students will deal with all persons in ways that convey respect and consideration for individuals regardless of race, marital status, national origin, creed, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability. Harassment in the form of name-calling, taunting, gestures, intimidation, jokes, pictures, and slurs is prohibited.
Conduct referencing or directed at an individual or group demeaning that person/group based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, creed, age, disability, or other extraneous factors is prohibited and shall be grounds for disciplinary action.
Disciplinary action for students guilty of harassment or found to be making false allegations of harassment will be dependent upon, but not limited to, the students’ attitude, intent, the effect on other students and/or staff, mitigating circumstances, and the students’ disciplinary history.
Discipline, up to and including suspension or expulsion, may be imposed based on the factors mentioned above.
Sexual Harassment – Title VII
School District policy (per WAC 392-190-058) prohibits sexual harassment of students, employees, and others involved in school activities. Engaging in sexual harassment will result in appropriate discipline or sanctions. Inquiries regarding compliance may be directed to the district office.
Sexual harassment includes unwanted, uninvited, and non-reciprocal sexual attention, as well as creation of an intimidating, hostile or offensive school or work environment. This can include:
• sexually suggestive looks or gestures, sexual jokes, pinching
• sexually demeaning comments, deliberate touching, cornering
• cyber sexting/sexual messaging, pictures or teasing
Disciplinary action for students guilty of sexual harassment or found to be making false allegations of sexual harassment will be dependent upon, but not limited to, the students’ attitude, intent, the effect on other students and/or staff, mitigating circumstances, and the students’ disciplinary history.
Omak Statement of Non-discrimination The Omak School District #19 complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, 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 in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. This holds true for all district activities, programs, and employment opportunities. The following employee has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:
Title IX/RCW 28A.640/RCW28A.642 - Omak Officer, LeAnne Olson (509) 826-7687 or WAVA Family Resource Coordinator Kathy Swartz (253) 964-1068 and/or Section 504/ADA – Omak Coordinator, Sheila Crowder (509) 826-8143 or WAVA 504 Coordinator Scott VanGerpen (406) 285-1388. Omak School District is a drug- and tobacco-free workplace. For more information on Omak School District’s Affirmative Action Plan, please visit the “District Information” section located under “Our District” on the Omak School District website at www.omaksd.wednet.edu. Washington Virtual Academies is located at: 2601 South 35th Street Suite 100, Tacoma, Washington 98409.