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Policy No. 3300 Gender-inclusive Schools

The Board of Education values diversity amongst its students and employees. As such, the board recognizes a need to adopt a gender-inclusive policy that will address the rights of all individuals, regardless of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity, to equal treatment under the law with regard to learning and/or work environments. The board directs the superintendent to develop policies and procedures to address gender inclusivity within Provo City schools and afford the rights of all persons a respectful school and work environment. Discrimination because of gender identity, or because of transgender status, including sexual orientation, is discrimination based on sex and violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as well as Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.

This policy is developed in conjunction with existing policies that address the prohibition of harassment, discrimination, hazing, and bullying. It is expected, regardless of gender, gender identity, gender expression, or sex, that the district create and maintain safe, civil, and inclusive learning communities. Therefore, employees of the district will be required to monitor and maintain safe learning environments and ensure all students are treated fairly and are respected as individuals within the overall learning community. Employee awareness training will be included within the procedure implementation to ensure school environments are genderinclusive and safe for all students.

Policy Cross Reference

Provo Board Policy: 3210

Compliance with FERPA

Provo Board Policy: 3214

Non-discrimination and Sexual Harassment

Provo Board Policy: 3224

Student Dress and Grooming

Provo Board Policy: 3310

Safe Schools

Provo Board Policy: 3320

Prohibition of Bullying, Harassment, Hazing, and Retaliation

UHSAA Policy: 1.1.4

Transgender Participation in High School Athletics

Legal References

42 U.S.C. §2000(e)

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Utah Code § 34A-5-102

Transgender Students: Definitions

Utah Code § 26-2-11

Transgender Students: Records – Name and/or Gender Change

Utah Code § 42-1-1

Transgender Students: Records – Name Change

20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99

Federal FERPA

Title 34 – Subtitle BChapter 1 §106.31

Utah Antidiscrimination Act: Education programs or activities

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Sex Discrimination

Approved by the Board of Education

December 8, 2020

Procedure

Policy 3300 P1 Gender-inclusive Schools

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