It is the policy of the School Board to maintain an education and work environment which is free from all forms of unlawful harassment, including sexual harassment. This commitment applies to all School Corporation operations, programs, and activities. All students, administrators, teachers, staff, and all other school personnel share responsibility for avoiding, discouraging, and reporting any form of unlawful harassment. This policy applies to unlawful conduct occurring on school property, or at another location if such conduct occurs during an activity sponsored by the Board.
The Board will vigorously enforce its prohibition against harassment based on sex, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, or any other unlawful basis, and encourages those within the School Corporation community as well as third parties who feel aggrieved to seek assistance to rectify the problems. The Board will investigate all allegations of harassment and in those cases where unlawful harassment is substantiated, the Board will take immediate steps to end the harassment. Individuals who are found to have engaged in unlawful harassment will be subject to appropriate disciplinary action.
For additional information regarding this subject, you may view the following resources online:
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You may also contact the WCCS Complaint Coordinator, Superintendent Dr. Patricia O'Connor at (260) 244-5771 or by writing to:
WCCS Complaint Coordinator
Dr. Patricia O'Connor
107 North Walnut Street
Columbia City, IN 46725
A note from the Personnel Director
As the Director of Personnel I am responsible for the staffing, certificated and classified, needs and concerns throughout the district. All records and files are maintained in this office. I administer employee benefits, maintain records and troubleshoot when necessary. I lead the Classified Council, Sick Bank and work with employee groups to negotiate employee handbook changes and publish them. I field all questions regarding substitute teaching and administer the application process. This is a sample of the work I do. I may be reached during normal business hours at (260) 244-5772 extension 1270.