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3103.2.3.2
If the complaint involves the Human Rights Officer, the complaint or
report shall be filed directly with the superintendent, who shall then be responsible
for the investigation and recommendation described in Section3103.4 of this policy.
3103.2.3.3
The name of the Human Rights Officer, including a mailing address and
telephone number, shall be conspicuously posted in the office of each building and in
other buildings to which employees of the Harrison County Board of Education are
assigned to work.
3103.3 General Guidelines
3103.3.1
Submission of good faith complaint or report of racial, sexual, or religious/ethnic
discrimination or harassment will not affect the future employment, grades, or work assign-
ments of the person who submits the complaint or report. However, any employee who makes
a false report of racial, sexual, or religious/ethnic discrimination or harassment may be subject
to discipline in accordance with the provisions of W. Va. Code 18A-2-8, section 3103.5 of this
policy and the county’s discipline policies.
3103.3.2
The use of formal reporting forms is not mandatory, but such forms will be provided
by the Harrison County Board of Education.
3103.3.3
All alleged incidents of discrimination or harassment observed by faculty, staff, or
other employees of the Harrison County Board of Education (hereinafter “staff members”)
must be reported to either the building principal or the Human Rights Officer within twenty-
four (24) hours of observing the incident. Failure of staff members to report alleged incidents
of discrimination shall be considered a violation of this policy and shall be subject to the pen-
alties outlined in Section 5.
3103.3.4
Any investigation of racial, sexual, or religious/ethnic discrimination or harassment
complaints will be conducted with maximum effort to protect the confidentiality of all those
involved in the complaint or investigative process and to facilitate prompt resolution of the
complaint. School officials may, in their discretion, take immediate steps to protect individual
privacy and safety pending resolution.
3103.3.5
Amorous relationships between staff members and students are strictly prohibited,
and staff members found to have violated this prohibition shall be subject to the penalties out-
lined in W. Va. Code 18A-2-8, Section 5 of this policy and any other provision of law or pol-
icy.