Equal Opportunity and Sex Equity

Equal educational and extracurricular opportunities are available to all students without regard to race, color, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ancestry, age, religious beliefs, physical or mental disability, status as homeless, or actual or potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy. No student shall, based on sex or sexual orientation, be denied equal access to programs, activities, services, or benefits or be limited in the exercise of any right, privilege, advantage, or denied equal access to educational and extracurricular programs and activities. Any student or parent/guardian with a sex equity or equal opportunity concern should contact: Mr. Janecke, Non-Discrimination Coordinator.

Sexual Harassment

Sexual harassment is defined as any unwelcome sexual advances or requests for sexual favors or any conduct of a sexual nature when such conduct has the purpose or effect of substantially interfering with the individual's educational performance or creating an intimidating, hostile, or offensive educational environment. Sexual harassment could include, but is not limited to:

  • Crude or suggestive remarks directed at an individual based on that individual's gender

  • Sexual propositions or advances

  • Solicitation of sexual activity by promise of reward

  • Coercion of sex by threat of punishment, and/or sexual crimes and misdemeanors

  • Inappropriate patting or pinching

  • Any sexually motivated unwelcome touching

  • A physical act of aggression that includes a sexual act or sexual purpose

What may appear to be mere horseplay can, in fact, be harassment when the targeted individual feels threatened or intimidated; a student should:

  1. Inform the person(s) responsible for these actions to stop the behavior immediately

  2. If the problem persists, the student should report the concern to a teacher, the counselor, or building principal.

If warranted, the building principal will conduct an investigation which may result in school disciplinary action or possible legal action brought forward by the student who was the victim of the harassment. If the student making the complaint is still not satisfied after taking the above step, the aggrieved student may contact the:

Student Title IX Coordinator:

Andrew Janecke, PK-12 Principal

Orangeville School District #203

201 S. Orange Street


Phone: 815-789-4289

File: Title IX Final Regulations Training on 9-24-20