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Mercury News: Battle against sexual misconduct hits Bay Area high school campuses

December 28, 2017 | by

The San Jose Mercury News covers efforts by local K-12 school districts to combat sexual misconduct, including ERA’s work with the Oakland Unified School District to update sexual harassment policies. 

The group, along with Equal Rights Advocates, worked with Oakland Unified to update the district’s policy. The new policy designates a person at each school to handle sexual assault and harassment — before, the district ombudsman was in charge of fielding those reports from all the district’s schools — and defines the reporting process for students, teachers and administrative officials.

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