Policy

Policy Resources and References

Resources and References Resources for Policy Development: GLSEN’s MODEL POLICY: https://www.glsen.org/sites/default/files/2019-10/GLSEN-Model-District-LGBTQ-Inclusive-Anti-Bullying-Harassment-Policy.pdf GLSEN SURVEY OF SCHOOL POLICIES: “From Statehouse to Schoolhouse https://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED570446.pdf GLSEN SCHOOL CLIMATE: “From Teasing to Torment: School Climate Revisited” https://www.glsen.org/sites/default/files/2019-12/From_Teasing_to_Tormet_Revised_2016.pdf Metro Nashville Schools (MNPS) Policy on Student Discrimination, Harassment, Bullying, Cyber-bullying, and Intimidation: https://tsbanet-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/policy_tsba_net/EeFzAh56Ye9BuK6ejV-ZbJ8BBtjHafXId1PZnBIphB_58w?rtime=WWUtGGmi2kg For a sample school board resolution suggested by the

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Extra Credit

Extra Credit When you think about your school’s policies, can you identify policies or practices that are LGBTQ-affirming? Examples include: allowing students to choose the pronouns and/or name they would like to use or  gender-neutral dress code policies. Can you think of other ways to make traditionally gendered (sometimes referred to as “heteronormative”) spaces and

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Conclusion

Lesson Conclusion In summary, research has shown that policies developed with specific language describing the groups most likely to be targeted for bias, bullying, and harassment (race, national origin, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical appearance, and disability status, for example) and which are implemented with a robust communication effort, training, and accountability

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Reflection/Discussion 2

Reflection/Discussion Click on each heading below to reveal each reflection question. Record and share your answers for Policy questions 4-6 using this Google Form link. Reflection/Discussion Item 4 If you were to make changes to your school’s anti-bullying and anti-harassment policies, who are the stakeholders and what might the stakeholders have to add? How can

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Why Have Enumerated Policies?

Why Have Enumerated Policies? Researchers have found that enumerated policies are correlated with reports of a safer and more positive school climate from ALL students, not just LGBTQ students. In schools with these policies, students report less overall bullying, fewer reports of homophobic and transphobic language, and that teachers are more likely to intervene when

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