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Bala Cynwyd Middle School


Sexual Harassment Policy

Sexual harassment may be defined as any unwelcome sexual behavior that makes a student feel uncomfortable or unsafe. Sexual harassment may be physical, verbal or nonverbal.

In order to maintain a learning and working environment which promotes self-worth and respect for the dignity and worth of others, it is the policy of the Lower Merion School District to prohibit sexual harassment and to provide education about the problem of sexual harassment. The policy is designed to provide guidelines for a prompt and appropriate response to allegations of sexual harassment as well as guidelines for a prompt and appropriate remedy of an instance of sexual harassment.

A student who believes that he or she has been subjected to sexual harassment has the right and is encouraged to file a complaint. He or she may direct the complaint to either Mrs. Zuroski or Dr. Shore, the designated resource persons for sexual harassment at Bala Cynwyd. A complaint may also be initiated by a student's parent or guardian.