Thursday, August 25, 2011

DISD Poised To Add Trans Protections

The Dallas Independent School District Board of Trustees will meet starting at 5:30 PM CDT tonight at its Ross Ave headquarters to consider amendments to six separate DISD policies that will have the effect of protecting trans students and employees from discrimination and harassment.

The Dallas Independent School District is the second largest in the Lone Star State, and the amendments are on the consent agenda for tonight's meeting.  

The proposed policy changes were discussed two weeks ago in a recent DISD meeting attended by Resource Center Dallas' Rafael McDonnell. 

"I think this is an incredibly positive step for DISD,” he said in a Dallas Voice interview. “We’d love to see other districts follow in the footsteps of Fort Worth ISD, Houston ISD and DISD.”

If passed DISD would become the third district in the state after the Houston ISD and neighboring Fort Worth ISD to ban discrimination and harassment based on gender identity and expression.

If you wish to be there Dallas area peeps to watch history, the DISD headquarters is at 3700 Ross Avenue.

This is one time I'll be rooting for the folks in Dallas and not dropping shade on them due to the ongoing  Houston-Dallas rivalry.  I hope this goes through without drama.

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