Gender-Inclusive Schools - 3211
The Board believes in fostering an educational environment that is safe and free of discrimination for all students, regardless of gender identity or gender expression or sex. To that end, the Board recognizes the importance of an inclusive approach toward transgender and gender-expansive students with regard to official records, confidential health and education information, communication, restroom and locker room use and accessibility, sports and physical education, dress codes and other school activities, in order to provide these students with an equal opportunity for learning and achievement.
This policy is a component of the District's responsibility to create and maintain a safe, civil, respectful and inclusive learning community and will be implemented in conjunction with comprehensive training of staff and volunteers. Specific training requirements are included in the accompanying procedure. The Superintendent will appoint a primary contact to receive copies of all formal and informal complaints and ensure policy implementation. The name and contact information for the compliance officer will be communicated throughout the District. The District compliance officer will participate in at least one mandatory training opportunity offered by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
This policy and its procedure will support that effort by facilitating District compliance with local, state and federal laws concerning harassment, intimidation, bullying and discrimination.
Board Policy 3121 Enrollment
Board Policy 3216 Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation, or Bullying
RCW 28A.642 Discrimination prohibition
RCW 29.60 Washington Law Against Discrimination
20 U.S.C. §1232g, 34 C.F.R. Part 99, Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
Prohibiting Discrimination in Washington Public Schools - OSPI Guidelines for school districts to implement Chapters 28A.640 and 28A.642 RCW and 392-190 WAC (February 2012)
Adoption Date: November 24, 2014
Revised: September 9, 2019