ADMINISTRATORS

Developing LGBTQ+ Inclusive Schools

  • Created by award-winning filmmaker Jonathan Skurnik of The Youth and Gender Media Project, this film is perfect for any educator, administrator, or parent who is interested in learning how gender unknowingly influences our learning school environments. It's thoughtful teacher/student interactions also shows how children can be teachers, too.

  • A guide for parents, students, educators and administrators who are looking for the best ways to support transgender and gender expansive students in their schools. From general information and guidelines to more specific issues, this guidebook will help anyone who is looking for best practices to support their school youth.

  • This research study documents a school district's well coordinated response to an elementary student's social transition to female. Data analysis included, this article serves as a model for other schools and districts in forming policies to support transgender students.

Policies and Plans for Supporting Transgender Students

  • "All 50": The Transgender Inclusive High School Sports and Activities Policy and Education Project has created a universal standard model in policy and education for transgender inclusion in K-12 sport and activity associations for all 50 states.

  • DESE procedure to update name changes and gender markers in school records.

  • US Department of Education has developed these documents to clarify how schools can best provide a safe, supportive and nondiscriminatory learning environment for all students.

  • Produced by Gender Spectrum, this document is a collaborative, written plan for school staff, student and family which documents shared expectations how a student’s gender identity will be supported and managed at school.

  • Produced by Gender Spectrum, this document is a collaborative, written plan for school staff, student and family which supports the formal transition of a student from their assigned birth sex to their chosen gender identity.

  • In National Federation of State High School Associations, written by Pat Griffin, this article outlines 6 important steps in why/how school athletic policies can provide equal access for transgender student-athletes.

Sample Letters to Parents