Model and Sample School and District Policies and Procedures
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December 2010 Washington State Model Anti-Bullying Policy: Policy No. 3207 Students - Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (pdf format)
December 2010 Washington State Model Anti-Bullying Procedure: Procedure No. 3207P Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation, and Bullying (pdf format)
11/30/10 Letter - Subject: Anti-Bullying Policy and Procedure
from Randy I. Dorn, Washington State Superintendent of Public Intruction to Members, Senate Early Learning and K-12 Education Committee
, and toMembers, House Education Committee
. (pdf format)
December 2, 2010 - Memo About the WA Model Anti-Bullying Policy & Procedure - a Letter from Beth Reis, Safe Schools Coalition Co-Chair regarding the new model bullying policy and procedure along with the letter that accompanied it from OSPI to the legislature.
Sample PoliciesBroward County Public Schools (FL):Anti-Bullying Policy (revised 6/15/10) (pdf format)Anti-Bullying Procedural Manual (2010-2011) (pdf format)
Bullying Report -- scroll to the end for Best Practice examples from small and large districts.
Gender identity and participation in interscholastic activities (p. 45-46) (pdf format)
Model School District Policy Regarding Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students - from California Safe Schools Coalition. (pdf format)
San Francisco Unified School District Trans Policy R5163 - California Law Prohibits Gender-Based Discrimination in Public Schools - April 21, 2004 (pdf format)
Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students' Ensuring Equity and Nondiscrimination: REF-1557 - Los Angeles California Unified School District, Office of the General Counsel, February 15, 2005 (pdf format)
Trans people: facts & information (a guide for schools from the New Zealand Human Rights Commission) How can schools support trans students and their families? What name and pronoun should be put on a trans studentís school documentation? What uniform or dress code applies to trans students? If trans students want to play sport which team should they play for?
(British Columbia) School BoardLGBTTITQ policy: The Board of School Trustees (the "Board") is committed to establishing and maintaining a safe and positive learning environment for all students and employees including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, two-spirit, or who are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.
and Vancouver BC School Board Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transsexual, Two-Spirit, Questioning POLICY (Feb. 2004). (pdf format)
State LawsWashington State's law regarding Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying Prevention Policies (RCW 28A.300.285.htm)California Student Safety and Violence Prevention Act of 2000 (AB 537)
Senate Bill 2: provides the text of as passed by the Oregon Legislature in 2007. These changes will become effective January 1, 2008. The enforcement agency will be the Oregon Bureau of Labor & Industries, Civil Rights Division. The bill includes:SECTION 20. ORS 179.750 is amended to read: 179.750. (1) Discrimination may not be made in the admission, accommodation, care, education or treatment of any person in a state institution because the person does or does not contribute to the cost of the care. (2) Discrimination may not be made in the provision of or access to educational facilities and services and recreational facilities and services to any person in the state institutions enumerated in ORS 420.005 or Department of Corrections institutions as defined in ORS 421.005 on the basis of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin or marital status [or national origin] of the person. This subsection does not require combined domiciliary facilities at the state institutions to which it applies. SECTION 23. ORS 338.125 is amended to read: 338.125. (1) Student enrollment in a public charter school shall be voluntary. All students who reside within the school district where the public charter school is located are eligible for enrollment at a public charter school. If the number of applications from students who reside within the school district exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level or building, the public charter school shall select students through an equitable lottery selection process. However, after a public charter school has been in operation for one or more years, the public charter school may give priority for admission to students: (a) Who were enrolled in the school in the prior year; or (b) Who have siblings who are presently enrolled in the school and who were enrolled in the school in the prior year. (2)(a) If space is available a public charter school may admit students who do not reside in the school district in which the public charter school is located. (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of this subsection, if a public charter school offers any online courses as part of the curriculum of the school, then 50 percent or more of the students who attend the public charter school must reside in the school district in which thepublic charter school is located. (3) A public charter school may not limit student admission based on race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, national origin, [race, religion,] disability, [gender,] income level, proficiency in the English language or athletic ability, but may limit admission to students within a given age group or grade level. (4) A public charter school may conduct fund-raising activities. However, a public charter school [shall] may not require a student to participate in fund-raising activities as a condition of admission to the public charter school.
Other states' model policies -- See the appendices of Protecting Students from Harassment and Hate Crime: A Guide for Schools. It also offers practical advice for schools boards and administrators from the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights and the National Association of Attorneys General, 1999. Hard copies free or available online. Phone: 1-877-4ED-Pubs
Papers and pamphlets about School and District Policies and Procedures:
A Guide to Effective Statewide Laws/Policies: Preventing Discrimination Against LGBT Students in K-12 Schools: from GLSEN and Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund (pdf file)
Back to School Kit: from Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund
Balancing Students' Rights: A Child's Right to Free Speech and Another Child's Right to a Harassment-Free Learning Environment: a paper available online by Doug Honig, ACLU of Washington (pdf file)
Community Services Directory for LGBTQ Youth: (LGBTQ Advisory Committee 2009-2010 Resource Guide - Apr10edition) from LGBTQ Advisory Committee - School District of Philadelphia. (pdf file)
Safe at School: Addressing the School Environment and LGBT Safety through Policy and Legislation - by Stuart Biegel & Sheila James Kuehl. This brief is a collaboration of the Williams Institute in the UCLA Law School and the National Education Policy Center (NEPC) and is one of a series of briefs funded, in part, by the Great Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice. This brief describes the issues, presents concrete policy recommendations, and then offers model statutory code language to implement many of those recommendations. (pdf format)
Stopping the Anti-Gay Abuse of Students in Public Schools: A Legal Perspective from Lambda Legal (pdf format)
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