On May 10, the district filed a 39-page motion for summary judgement that argues Sawicki's sexual harassment complaint was not severe enough or "pervasive enough to create an environment that a reasonable person would find hostile or abuse," and as a result, she didn't engage in protected activity."Ms Sawicki's claim fails because her referrals of her students are not protected activity for the purposes of a Title VII retaliation claim," the suit states.The following January, the same student "waited for Ms.Sawicki after class, cupped his hand under his chest as if he were holding breasts, and said, 'I want to talk to you about your melons,' while he stared at Ms. She told him she would not allow him to speak to her that way and reported the incident to a teacher consultant, the chairwoman of the Special Education Department and Assistant Principal John Folsom.In May 2014, Sawicki received an observation score from Cox mostly composed of "highly effective" scores, yet the overall score resulted in her being "minimally effective." According to the suit, the situation worsened in the 2014-2015 school year, with the male student that had previously made the suggestive comments to Sawicki continuing to do so.In response, Sawicki left messages with his parents and sent the student to a school counselor.The evaluation was nearly evenly split between "minimally effective" and "ineffective," the lowest possible rating. Sawicki's student growth data exceeding the set goal," the suit states. Sawicki inquired to Principal Cox how her evaluation score could possibly reflect her teaching, Principal Cox simply responded that the evaluation score was based on 'the preponderance of the evidence.' When Ms.
Prior to all of this, Sawicki received "effective" observation scores from the administration, she argues in the suit.Sawicki also met with Cox, Folsom, and Administrator Jill Wrzesinski and told them she felt sexually harassed and no longer wanted this student in her class."The response she received to these concerns is that (he) is 'just a silly kid without a filter,'" the suit alleges. Sawicki was also asked, 'You don't think he could be a threat, do you?Sawicki told Cox, the school's liaison officer, and a social worker of the post, which was subsequently deleted.The teen apologized to Sawicki and received a five-day suspension.The suit states that Sawicki, 36, was hired by the district in 2013 to teach biology, chemistry, physics, earth science and special education at Bay City Western High School.