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Sexual Harassment Policy Under Development

Schools have legal obligations to address sexual harassment under both federal (Title IX) and state (MGL c. 76, s. 5; c. 151C, s. 2) law. Schools must have policies and procedures that comply with both sets of obligations. Federal regulations concerning sexual harassment have recently changed. A new template policy that will cover both federal and state obligations is under development and will be posted when it is ready. In the meantime, schools should consult counsel and have in place state- and federally- compliant policies and procedures.