Schools Victory: New Policy on Transgender Students in LAUSD
After a long process of working with Coalition members and a number
of local community groups, Los Angeles Unified School District
this year formally adopted an administrative
guidance package on protecting transgender students. With the enactment of this policy,
after the San Francisco Unified School
District policy developed
by the Coalition, one in six K-12 students in California is covered
by a district policy on addressing the needs of transgender students.
Click here to download the Los Angeles
Unified School District Reference Guide REF-1557 "Transgender
and Gender Non-Conforming Students - Ensuring Equity and Nondiscrimination."
Are you interested in working with your school district to improve
protections for transgender and gender non-conforming students? Contact the Coalition for
information and assistance.
The Pete Knight Act, Named for a Foe of Equality, Fails in
(January 14, 2006) A survey conducted by the California
Safe Schools Coalition found that 60 percent of school districts are
not in compliance with state requirements to establish policies preventing
discrimination and harassment based on gender identity, appearance
or behavior. Read more about two bills
that would promote a safer and healthier environment in California
January 26, 2006. Visit Equality
School Sex Survey Lawsuit Thrown Out
Court says parents not sole providers
of kids' sex education. (more)
State to review charges of gay harassment on
West High campus by Bobby Wilson
(October 26, 2005) The state will review
claims that Tracy Unified School District failed to protect gay, lesbian,
bisexual and transgender students from harassment. (more)
Students Organize Gay Prom
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