COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P. O. BOX 2120
RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120
SUPTS. MEMO. NO. 118
July 11, 1997

INFORMATIONAL

TO: Division Superintendents
FROM:
 
Richard T. La Pointe
Superintendent of Public Instruction
SUBJECT:
 
Office for Civil Rights' Interpretations of Requirements Related to
Sexual Harassment in Schools

 
  The Office for Civil Rights has issued a document in the
  Federal Register entitled: Office for  Civil Rights; Sexual
  Harassment Guidance; Harassment of Students by School
  Employees, Other Students, or Third Parties; Notice.

  Since sexual harassment in schools may be the subject of a
  discrimination complaint under the Department's
  discrimination complaints procedures, and/or with the Office
  for Civil Rights, I am providing you with a copy of this
  federal interpretation of requirements.

  Questions about the content of the document should be
  referred to your school board attorney.  Questions about the
  Department's discrimination complaints procedures may be
  referred to Dr. Thomas A. Elliott, Assistant Superintendent
  for Compliance, Division of Compliance.  Dr. Elliott may be
  reached at (804) 371-2522 or e-mail at:
  telliott@pen.k12.va.us.


  RTL/jd

  Attachment:  A hard copy of this memo and its attachment
               will be sent to the superintendent's office.