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The Massachusetts Board of Elementary and Secondary Education

Safe Schools Program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students

To:
Members of the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education
From:
Mitchell D. Chester, Ed.D., Commissioner
Date:
June 16, 2017

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The Safe Schools Program for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Students is an anti-bullying initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (Department) and the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth (Commission). As part of our ongoing commitment to support the social-emotional learning, health, and safety of all students, and per the Memorandum of Understanding between the Department and the Commission, the Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students will make a presentation at the June 27 Board meeting. The presentation and discussion will highlight ways that the Department and schools are supporting LGBTQ students.

Senior Associate Commissioner Cliff Chuang will introduce the panel on June 27, which will include Roger Bourgeois, Greater Lowell Regional Vocational Technical School Superintendent and Commission member, and Jeff Perrotti, Director of the Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students. We have also invited students, parents, and school administrators to join the discussion with the Board.

Below please find several online resources relevant to the presentation:

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Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students
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Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth
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Massachusetts Youth Risk Behavior Survey Data (2015)
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Principles for Ensuring Safe and Supportive Learning Environments for LGBTQ

We look forward to the discussion of this important topic.



Last Updated: June 20, 2017
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