Gender and Sexually Variant Students The Legal Responsibilities of Educators. This is a guide and over view and legal advice from a competent lawyer is strongly advised Jennifer Ellis, Esquire Maxine Ellis Center for Justice and Equality 717-856-6370 [email protected]
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You need the money to educate your kids.
All kids have a right to be safe at school.
What if a male student came to school in a skirt and blouse?
What if a female student came to school in overalls and a flannel shirt?
What if a female student brought another female to the prom? A male student another male?
What if a student questioned curriculum around same sex sexuality in health class?
What if a student who has two mothers asks to have his mothers identified as his parents on all school records?
What if students ask for support and full privileges to form a Gay-Straight Transgender Alliance club in your school?
You must allow GSTAs to meet at your school too.
What if a student reported to the proper school disciplinarian that he was called “faggot” repeatedly when changing classes?
What if a teacher uses anti-gay slurs in the classroom and a student complains?
What if a student is attacked physically because he is perceived as being homosexual?
What if you do not make your school safe for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning youth?
All students, regardless of sexual orientation, have a legal right to a safe school.
If you are deliberately indifferent to anti-gay harassment, you will be sued and you will be found liable.
“If a kid with a gender issue is being harassed and the school doesn’t mobilize, the institution fails” –Anthony Scariano, attorney to 200 Illinois School Districts.
What has happened to schools that have failed to appreciate the rights of their students when it comes to GLTB issues?
In addition to all of the above:
1.1 million dollars.