This month's "Ethical Educator" column asks how a superintendent should handle an allegation of sexual harrassment.
"Scenario: The superintendent is dealing with a sexual harassment allegation involving a principal and an office staff member — something the superintendent characterizes as “one person’s word against the other.” The school board’s attorney recommends allowing the alleged perpetrator to come back to work with a sternly worded letter of reprimand. The superintendent believes the principal should remain on leave for the duration of the year but has some doubt, admitting, “It was clearly my opinion that the alleged person did cross the line.” How might you proceed?"
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Excerpt reprinted with permission from the April 2018 issue of School Administrator magazine, published by AASA, The School Superintendents Association.