LGBTQQIA+ Student Rights at Your School
In California, public schools are legally mandated to follow California Education Code that supports LGBTQQIA+ students, and ensure that schools are safe and inclusive learning environments.
The SCUSD community is dedicated to:
- Treat students equally, prevent and respond to reports of bullying, harassment, and discrimination, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.
- Respect students' dress and behavior that does not conform to stereotypes associated with their gender, with respect to the student dress code.
- Refer students by the gender pronoun(s) and name that fits their gender identity according to the student.
- Provide access to school activities and facilities, such as locker rooms and restrooms, that fit with their gender identity.
- Implement and provide access to gender-neutral restrooms, dress code policies, and classroom practices.
- Provide students opportunities to speak out about LGBTQQIA+ issues, including wearing LGBTQQIA+-affirming t-shirts, stickers and bracelets, and access information about LGBTQQIA+ issues on school computers, and to bring same-gender dates to prom.
- Support the LGBTQQIA+-related student clubs.
- Respect the student’s individual choice to be "out" and be themselves at school, and seek their permission of when and to whom staff can discuss their LGBTQQIA+ identity.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of bullying or harassment in a District program or activity, please report the incident directly to your school site administrator.
You may also report the incident by filing a Uniform Complaint.