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Education

State, Local School Officials Ponder How To Protect LGBT Students

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Barbara Brosher
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Indiana Public Broadcasting

State Superintendent Glenda Ritz joined the conversation about how to make schools safer and more inclusive for all students when she attended a panel discussion last month on the subject at Bloomington High School South.

The Monroe County Community School Corporation recently updated its anti-discrimination policy to specifically prohibit discrimination or bullying based on a student’s gender identity.

There are no state regulations on anti-discrimination policies, so it’s left to individual districts, like MCCSC, to make those changes.

StateImpact Indiana’s Claire McInerny reports about what changes are being made inside this district to comply with the new policy and what prompted those changes now.