[gsis_admins] Fwd: Office for Civil Rights Reaches Settlement With Dorchester County School District Two in South Carolina Over Transgender Discrimination

  • From: "Flora Contreras" <dmarc-noreply@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> (Redacted sender "flora.contreras" for DMARC)
  • To: gsis_admins@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:47:30 -0400

Just sharing because this topic has been brought up before.

Hope everyone is having a great summer!!!!
flora


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From: U.S. Department of Education <ed.gov@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Thu, Jun 23, 2016 at 2:29 PM
Subject: Office for Civil Rights Reaches Settlement With Dorchester County
School District Two in South Carolina Over Transgender Discrimination
To: flora.contreras@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Dear Colleague,

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights
<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTYwNjIzLjYwNjY5NTAxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE2MDYyMy42MDY2OTUwMSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3NzIzOTc2JmVtYWlsaWQ9ZmxvcmEuY29udHJlcmFzQGJ1Zm9yZGNpdHlzY2hvb2xzLm9yZyZ1c2VyaWQ9ZmxvcmEuY29udHJlcmFzQGJ1Zm9yZGNpdHlzY2hvb2xzLm9yZyZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&100&&&http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=>
announced Wednesday that it has entered into a voluntary resolution
agreement with Dorchester County School District Two in South Carolina,
after finding the district in violation of Title IX of the Education
Amendments of 1972 for discriminating against a transgender elementary
school student. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects all
students from sex-based discrimination.

OCR concluded that the district violated Title IX because the female
transgender student was not given access to the girls’ bathroom as a result
of her transgender status. However, OCR determined that the district’s
policies and procedures complied with Title IX.

The district voluntarily agreed to enter into a resolution agreement and to
take the following actions:

   - Provide the student with access to the girls’ bathrooms at her
   elementary school;
   - Provide the student and her parents with the option of requesting, at
   any point during the student’s enrollment in the district, that a support
   team be convened to ensure that the student’s access and opportunity to
   participate in all programs and activities is not denied or limited based
   on her gender identity, and is otherwise protected from gender based
   discrimination at school;
   - Revise its policies and procedures to include gender-based
   discrimination as a form of discrimination based on sex; And
   - Provide annual training to district and school level administrators on
   the district’s obligation to prevent and address gender-based
   discrimination.

A copy of the Jun. 16 letter of findings can be found here
<http://links.govdelivery.com:80/track?type=click&enid=ZWFzPTEmbWFpbGluZ2lkPTIwMTYwNjIzLjYwNjY5NTAxJm1lc3NhZ2VpZD1NREItUFJELUJVTC0yMDE2MDYyMy42MDY2OTUwMSZkYXRhYmFzZWlkPTEwMDEmc2VyaWFsPTE3NzIzOTc2JmVtYWlsaWQ9ZmxvcmEuY29udHJlcmFzQGJ1Zm9yZGNpdHlzY2hvb2xzLm9yZyZ1c2VyaWQ9ZmxvcmEuY29udHJlcmFzQGJ1Zm9yZGNpdHlzY2hvb2xzLm9yZyZmbD0mZXh0cmE9TXVsdGl2YXJpYXRlSWQ9JiYm&&&101&&&http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/docs/investigations/more/11151348-a.pdf?utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_name=&utm_source=govdelivery&utm_term=>,
and the agreement is posted here
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.

Thank you,

U.S. Department of Education

Office for Civil Rights












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