Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Oh When Will They Ever Learn?

Another school district gets its hand slapped.
Downey Unified School District settles with Department of Education over transgender discriminationBy City News Service
Whittier Daily News
Posted: 10/15/14

DOWNEY - The Downey Unified School District, which was accused of discriminating against a transgender elementary school student, has settled a claim with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, according to the agency.
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Under the terms of a voluntary agreement, “the District will ensure that gender nonconforming and transgender students can participate fully in the District’s programs and activities in a safe, educational environment,” it said.
Now the school district should have known that they were breaking both state and federal laws when they allow verbal harassment to continue and forbad her from wearing make-up, talking about being trans, and suggesting that she transfers to another school system. Instead they chose to ignore the law and see what they could get away with doing.

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