Non-Discrimination, Title IX and Anti-Harassment Policies
Unlawful Discrimination and Harassment are Prohibited
The District prohibits harassment and discrimination on the basis of sex, race, color, gender (including gender identity), religion, national origin, age, disability, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status identified in Board Policy.
The District does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its education program, in compliance with Title IX of Federal law and the related regulations, including as to employment. Inquiries about the application of title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator (see below), to the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, or both.
- Click here for Board Policy 5:20 (harassment by employees is prohibited).
- Click here for Board Policy 7:20 (harassment of students by anyone is prohibited).
You can report a concern to several different persons: your immediate supervisor; or the Human Resources Coordinator; or the Complaint Managers; or Title IX Coordinators. See the list below.
Preventing and Reporting Sexual Harassment
- Click here for training materials from the Illinois Department of Human Rights are here, regarding preventing sexual harassment.
Retaliation is Prohibited
The District prohibits retaliation against employees for bringing bona fide complaints, providing information about harassment, or participating in an investigation of such reports.
- Click here for Board Policy 2:260 (uniform grievance procedure).
- Click here for Board Policy 2:265 (Title IX sexual harassment grievance procedure).
A violation of Board Policy may result in discipline, up to and including discharge for employees and expulsion for students. This applies to harassment, to discrimination, and to knowingly making a false accusation regarding harassment or discrimination.
Reporting a Concern or a Complaint
Persons who feel comfortable doing so should directly inform the person engaging in the harassing conduct or communication that such conduct or communication is offensive and must stop.
It’s best to make such report as soon as possible, while facts are known and potential witnesses are available.
Employees or students can report in several ways. Report to your teacher (for students) or your supervisor (for employees), or to one of the following:
630-766-5940 ext. 1103
BSD2 Educational Administration Center, 210 S. Church Road, Bensenville, IL 601
Dr. Anne Paonessa
630-766-5940 ext. 1105
BSD2 Educational Administration Center, 210 S. Church Road, Bensenville, IL 60106
630-766-5940 ext. 1103
BSD2 Educational Administration Center, 210 S. Church Road, Bensenville, IL 6010
Title IX Training Materials