Title IX

  • From our Student Code of Conduct/ Allegro Student Handbook

     

    Sexual Harassment/Abuse and Title IX Information

    Allegro believes that every student has the right to attend school and school-related activities free from all forms of discrimination on the basis of sex, including sexual harassment/abuse. Further, Allegro, as required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education programs or activities. Title IX prohibits gender-based harassment, which may include acts of verbal, nonverbal, or physical aggression, intimidation, or hostility based on sex that creates an intimidating, hostile, or offensive environment. Allegro considers sexual harassment/abuse of students to be serious and will consider the full range of disciplinary options, up to and including a recommendation for expulsion, according to the nature of the offense. Unwanted and unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature, words, gestures, or any other sexual conduct, including requests for sexual favors, directed toward another student or employee is unacceptable. Allegro encourages parental and student support in its efforts to address and prevent sexual harassment/abuse. Students and/or parents/guardians are encouraged to discuss their questions or concerns about the expectations in this area with a teacher or administrator.

     

    Students must not engage in unwanted and unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature directed toward another student or an employee. This prohibition applies to any and all inappropriate conduct. All students are expected to treat other students and employees with courtesy and respect; to avoid any behaviors known to be offensive; and to stop these behaviors when asked or told to stop.

     

    Students who have actual knowledge of sexual harassment/abuse are encouraged to report such conduct to a teacher, administrator, or the Title IX coordinator. The Title IX coordinator will evaluate the complaint to determine if the conduct meets the definition of sexual harassment under Title IX. To the extent such conduct qualifies as sexual harassment under Title IX, the School shall conduct an investigation in accordance with the procedures required by Title IX. If the complaint does not meet the conditions of sexual harassment under Title IX, the complaint will be reported to an administrator for further investigation and action, as necessary. A founded complaint against a student will result in appropriate disciplinary action and potential recommendation for expulsion, according to the nature of the offense and the Student Code of Conduct.

     

    Click here for contact information for our Title IX coordinators.