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Harvard-Westlake’s policy on employee-student interactions is provided below, as required by California Assembly Bill 500. The policy is also contained in the school’s employee handbook.
The school recognizes that a variety of opportunities exist for interaction between employees and students. Inside or outside the classroom, singularly or as a part of a group, formal or informal, these interactions help form the basis upon which a productive and safe learning environment is built. Further, as a professional community that believes an education has as much to do with character and personal growth as intellectual growth, employees may engage in conversation or activities with students that fall outside of an established class or curricular topic. There are clear, significant benefits that result from such an atmosphere, including a mutual sense of trust, inclusiveness, understanding, and treatment of each student as an individual.
Given the power imbalance between employees and students, coupled with the student’s relative inexperience and immaturity, it is imperative that each employee maintain an appropriate relationship with students, including the manner, context, location, and subject matter of interactions. It is a violation of this policy for any employee to engage in any sexual or other harassment, discrimination, or retaliation, as those terms are described in the employee handbook, towards students and any such conduct will not be tolerated. All interactions and communications with students must be professional and beyond reproach and consistent with the educational objectives of the school. Students are encouraged to report any violations of this code of conduct, and any inappropriate interactions with students will lead to discipline of the employee, up to and including termination.