The Hatboro-Horsham school board has unanimously approved a district-wide sexual-harassment policy for its employees and job applicants.
By so doing, the district, which adopted the policy at its regular board meeting Monday night, joins a growing list of area school boards that have implemented or considered such policies in the last year.
"We wanted to communicate clearly to all employees that we wouldn't tolerate such behavior," said Superintendent Gerald Strock.
"A formal policy ensures that every employee understands this."
The policy defines sexual harassment as "unwelcomed or unsolicited sexual advances, requests for sexual favors and other inappropriate verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature made to a school district employee or applicant by another employee" - when submission to such conduct is made a term of employment or advancement.