On June 13th, COS School District 11 Board of Directors voted to include gender expression, gender identity and transgender status, as well as sexual orientation, in anti-discrimination and harassment policies pertaining to students and staff.
Citizens Project is a proud member of the Pikes Peak Safe @ School Coalition, led by Inside/Out Youth Services, which worked with the school district’s board and staff to provide input on the anti-discrimination policy. The policy change brings D11 — the largest in the Pikes Peak Region with around 30,000 students in 60 schools — into alignment with anti-bullying law HB1254 passed over a year ago. This is an important step in the fight against harassment and violence in schools!
Please thank the District 11 School Board members who helped stop harassment and violence in schools by voting YES on June 13th; Elaine Naleski, Luann Long, Sandra Mann and Bob Null. Join us in extending a special message of gratitude to Nora Brown and Jan Tanner, who spearheaded the effort to update the policy.
Check out Inside/Out Youth Services’ video regarding the D11 School Board meeting!
Every student, regardless of his or her gender expression, gender identity or transgender status, deserves to be safe at school! Thank you for standing with our elected leaders in support of safety for all.