Policies and Regulations NEPN Code: GBAA


The Sioux Falls School District is committed to providing a learning and working environment free of unlawful harassment. It is a violation of this policy for any District personnel to harass a student, any school personnel, or any visitor through conduct or communication disparaging a person’s race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, age, military/veteran status, genetic information or other basis prohibited by law as defined in regulation GBAA-R.

For the purpose of this policy, “District personnel” includes School Board members, all District employees and agents, volunteers, contractors, or persons subject to the supervision and control of the District. This policy applies on all District property and to all District sponsored, approved, or related activities at any location.

The District will investigate all complaints of harassment and will discipline or take appropriate action against District personnel who is found to have violated this policy.

The District prohibits retaliation against any individual who reports a claim under this policy or participates in an investigation of any such claim.

Every new employee will be made aware of this policy and its regulation. Annually thereafter employees will receive an overview, along with instructions to access the full policy and regulation on the District website, and will acknowledge that they have received the information. Supervisors and building principals shall submit the acknowledgment to the Human Resources Department.


Legal References:

Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972
South Dakota Executive Order 81-08
Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1975
Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act
Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act
Americans With Disabilities Act and Amendment Act

Relate Policies/Regulations:

AC/AC-R – Equal Opportunity/Nondiscrimination
ACD – Nondiscrimination on the Basis of Religion
ACE/ACE-R – Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
JIAA/JIAA-R – Harassment (students)


Policy   Board Action (formerly 4132)
Adopted: 07-08-85 22227  
Amended: 04-13-92 26837T  
Amended: 02-28-94 27602.2f  
Amended: 04-14-97 28758  
Amended: 07-12-99 29400  
Amended: 11-08-99 29468  
Amended: 07-08-02 33293  
Amended: 10-27-08 35194  
Amended: 09-13-10 35819  
Reviewed: 08-11-14 36976  
Reviewed: 08-24-15 37275