ACI, Sexual Harassment of Employees

About this Policy

Policy: ACI

Last revised: June 29, 2021

Purpose

The Montgomery County Board of Education adopted the new Board Policy ACI, Sexual Harassment of MCPS Employees, on June 29, 2021 to implement all aspects of Title VII and Title IX applicable to sexual harassment of employees.  Sexual harassment is a violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, amended in 1972 and 1991, and some forms of sexual harassment of employees, students, and third parties may be in violation of Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972 (Title IX).  Some forms of sexual harassment may also constitute criminal conduct resulting in criminal penalties.

The purposes of Board Policy ACI, Sexual Harassment of MCPS Employees, are –

To prohibit sexual harassment on Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) property.

To mandate the development of professional learning and educational programs designed to help MCPS employees recognize, understand, prevent, and take corrective action to end sexual harassment.

To establish a framework for effective procedures for addressing complaints of sexual harassment.

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