Bil Browning

Lawrence school board promotes tolerance

Filed By Bil Browning | March 28, 2007 12:06 AM | comments

Filed in: Living, Living, The Movement, Transgender & Intersex
Tags: Indiana, Lawrence Township schools, LGBT youth, nondiscrimination, schools, students

Sources say that the Lawrence Township school district approved adding sexual orientation and gender identity to the non-discrimination policies. The vote was unanimous. While only a few people spoke against the policy, several testified in favor.

I couldn't find anything on the Indy Star site to confirm this, except a brief article about another matter before the school board.

Anyone else have more information?


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Yes, Lawrence Township School Board voted 5 to 0 to adopt the following language: "The employment policies of the District will continue to be to recruit and hire certified and classified personnel without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, socioeconomic background, sexual orientation, and gender identity and to treat such personnel equally with respect to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including opportunities for advancement." Those categories are now aligned with the Indianapolis ordinance, the Governor's non-discrimation executive order, and federal & state employment laws.