GBN-AP Sexual Harassment Complaint Procedure
Board Policy Code: GBN-AP
The complaint officer is responsible for coordinating federal regulations concerning sexual harassment. The complaint officer shall be a neutral party having had no involvement in the complaint presented.
Step I - Any complaint shall be presented in writing or orally to the complaint officer. If complaint is submitted in writing, it should include the specific nature of the harassment and corresponding dates and also include the name, address and phone number of the complainant.
Step II - The complaint officer shall thoroughly investigate the compliant, notify the person who has been accused of discriminating, and permit a response to the allegation and arrange a meeting to discuss the complaint with all concerned parties within ten (10) working days after receipt of the written complaint, if deemed necessary. The complaint officer shall give a written answer to the complaint within fifteen (15) working days after receipt of the written complaint.
Step III - If the complainant is not satisfied with the answer of the complaint officer, he or she may submit a written appeal to the President or designee indicating with particularity the nature of disagreement with the answer and reason underlying such disagreement. Such appeal must be filed within ten (10) working days after receipt of the complaint officer's answer. The President or designee shall arrange a meeting with the complainant and other affected parties, if requested by the complainant, at a mutually agreeable time to discuss the appeal. The President or designee shall give a written answer to the complainant's appeal within ten (10) working days.
Step IV - If the complainant is not satisfied with the answer, a complaint with the Board of Education may be filed within ten (10) working days after receipt of the Step III answer. The Board of Education shall, within twenty (20) working days, conduct a hearing at which the complainant shall be given an opportunity to present the complaint. The Board shall give a written answer to the complaint within ten (10) working days following completion of the hearing.