Policy 3211Gender Inclusive Schools
The board believes in fostering an educational environment that is safe and free of discrimination for all students, regardless of gender identity, 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 student records, confidential health and education information, communication and use of names and pronouns, restroom and locker room 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 support a safe, civil, respectful and inclusive learning community and will be implemented in conjunction with training of its staff and volunteers. The superintendent will appoint a primary compliance officer to receive formal and informal complaints and to coordinate implementation of this policy. The compliance officer’s name and contact information will be communicated throughout the district. The compliance officer will participate in at least one mandatory training opportunity provided by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction. The procedure accompanying this policy will facilitate district compliance with local, state and federal laws concerning harassment, intimidation, bullying and discrimination.
Policy 2145 Suicide Prevention
Policy 3207 Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying
Policy 3210 Nondiscrimination
Policy 3231 Student Records
Policy 3421 Child Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation Prevention
Chapter 28A.642, RCW Discrimination prohibition
RCW 28A.642.080 Transgender student policy and procedure
Chapter 49.60, RCW Washington Law Against Discrimination
WAC 162-32-060 Gender-segregated facilities
20 U.S.C. §1232g, 34 C.F.R., Part 99 Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
Policy and Legal News, November 2013 WSSDA issues new policy regarding transgender students
Policy and Legal News, July 2019 Protecting transgender students from discrimination
La Center School District Adopted: April 28, 2020