LGBTQ Engagement 

Listening Sessions and Community Meetings


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A Plan to Create an Inclusive School Community

DCPS is working to make our schools safe and inclusive for our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students, staff, and families. We are committed to welcoming all families into our schools, to foster a strong sense of community among families, and to help families engage fully in their children’s education. We have a responsibility to ensure that every one of our students feels safe, accepted, and nurtured and that all of our staff work in a safe and inclusive environment at all times. Through these efforts, we can truly ensure that students not only feel supported, but that they develop into the healthy, happy young adults they all have the potential to become.

DCPS’s Plan to Create an Inclusive School Community was developed to ensure that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students, teachers, staff, and families are safe, happy, welcomed and respected in our schools. 

This plan was developed by DCPS’s LGBTQ Steering Committee of central office staff, school leaders, school staff, students, parents, local community groups and national experts. DCPS staff is working with school to implement the plan, prioritizing the school liaison program, school staff trainings and the development of DCPS policies for SY 2011-2012. 

The notes from the Steering Committee’s meetings are below, along with the listening sessions that laid the foundation of the Steering Committee’s work.

LGBTQ Steering Committee Meeting

LGBTQ Steering Committee Meeting - July 11, 2011

Overview: 

The goal of this meeting was for the Office of Youth Engagement to update the Steering Committee on its current implementation of the plan to create a welcoming and respectful community for LGBTQ students, staff and families in every school.

Download the full meeting notes from the July 11, 2011 LGBTQ Steering Meeting

LGBTQ Steering Committee Meeting - April 27, 2011

Overview: 

The goal of this meeting was for the committee as a whole to review and approve the plan to create a welcoming and respectful community for LGBTQ students, staff and families in every school.

Download the full meeting notes from the April 27, 2011 LGBTQ Steering Meeting

LGBTQ Steering Committee Meeting - March 29, 2011

Overview: 

DCPS is developing a comprehensive plan for supporting the DCPS Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) community of students, staff and families.

Download the full meeting notes from the March 29, 2011 LGBTQ Steering Meeting.

LGBTQ Steering Committee Meeting - February 23, 2011

Overview: 

A newly formed LGBTQ Steering Committee of students, school administration and staff, parents and community experts will guide DCPS in the development and implementation of the plan. This was the second meeting of the LGBTQ Steering Committee.

Download the full meeting notes from the LGBTQ Steering Meeting.

 

LGBTQ Steering Committee Meeting - January 25, 2011

Overview: 

A newly formed LGBTQ Steering Committee of students, school administration and staff, parents and community experts will guide DCPS in the development and implementation of the plan. This was the first meeting of the LGBTQ Steering Committee.

Download the full meeting notes from the LGBTQ Steering Meeting.

LGBTQ Listening Session

LGBTQ Listening Session for School Social Workers - February 18, 2011

Overview:

This meeting was convened to gain the input of DCPS social workers (school-based and special education) on how to make our schools safe, inclusive and welcoming learning environments for all. 

Download the full meeting notes from the LGBTQ Listening Session for School Social Workers

LGBTQ Listening Session for Youth - February 09, 2011

Overview:

This meeting was convened to gain the input of youth in the DCPS community on how to make our schools safe, inclusive and welcoming learning environments for all.

Download the full meeting notes from the LGBTQ Listening Session for Youth

LGBTQ Listening Session for Parents - January 11, 2011

Overview: 

This meeting was convened to gain the input of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) parents in the DCPS community on how to better support their families and make our schools safe, inclusive and welcoming learning environments for all.

Download the full meeting notes from the LGBTQ Listening Session for Parents.

LGBTQ Listening Session for Staff - October 25, 2010

Overview:This meeting was convened to gain the input of school-based staff in the DCPS community on how to make our schools safe, inclusive and welcoming learning environments for all.

Download the full meeting notes from the LGBTQ Listening Session for Staff

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