Olive Grove Charter School Title IX
Olive Grove Charter School believes all students have the right to a safe and civil learning environment. Discrimination, sexual harassment, harassment, intimidation, and bullying are all disruptive behaviors which interfere with students’ ability to learn, negatively affect student engagement, diminish school safety, and contribute to a hostile school environment. As such, Olive Grove prohibits any acts of discrimination, sexual harassment, harassment, intimidation, and bullying altogether. This is inclusive of instances that occur on any area of the school campus, at school-sponsored events and activities, regardless of location, through school-owned technology, and through other electronic means.
Olive Grove defines “discrimination, sexual harassment, harassment, intimidation, and bullying” as the intentional conduct, including verbal, physical, written communication, or cyberbullying, including cyber sexual bullying, based on the actual or perceived characteristics of disability, pregnancy, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, ancestry, race or ethnicity, immigration and citizenship status, religion, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, childbirth or related medical conditions, marital status, age, or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other basis protected by federal, state, local law, ordinance or regulation. In addition, bullying encompasses any conduct described in the definitions set forth in this Policy. Hereafter, such actions are referred to as “misconduct” prohibited by this Policy.”
To the extent possible, Olive Grove will make reasonable efforts to prevent students from being discriminated against, harassed, intimidated and/or bullied, and will take action to investigate, respond, and address and report on such behaviors in a timely manner. Olive Grove staff who witness acts of misconduct prohibited by this Policy will take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so.
Moreover, Olive Grove will not condone or tolerate misconduct prohibited by this Policy by any employee, independent contractor or other person with whom Olive Grove does business, or any other individual, student, or volunteer. This Policy applies to all employee, student, or volunteer actions and relationships, regardless of position or gender. Olive Grove will promptly and thoroughly investigate any complaint of such misconduct prohibited by this Policy and take appropriate corrective action, if warranted.
All complaints should be sent to our Title IX, Harassment, Intimidation, Discrimination and Bullying Coordinator:
Meg Rydman | Executive Director
2353 South Broadway, 2nd Floor
Santa Maria, CA 93454