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San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) is committed to creating a safe and welcoming learning environment for every student.
San Ramon Valley Unified School District (SRVUSD) is committed to creating a safe and welcoming learning environment for every student. To accomplish this goal, the District is engaged in efforts to create practices and initiatives to support students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning and others (LGBTQ+).
GENDER SUPPORT PLAN
Each school site has a designee that can support students with their gender support plan. Students are encouraged to speak to an administrator, counselor, social worker, and/or site designee.
The Gender Support Plan is a detailed form to create shared understandings about the ways in which the student’s authentic gender will be accounted for and supported at school.
Site Designee hosts Gender Support Plan meeting and take notes on the Gender Support Plan (Online Form or PDF Form).
Students shall have the right to be addressed by a name and pronoun corresponding to their gender identity as expressed by the student and asserted at school. Students are not required to obtain a court ordered name and/or gender change or to change their official records as a prerequisite to being addressed by the name and pronoun that corresponds to their gender identity. This directive does not prohibit inadvertent slips or honest mistakes, but it does apply to an intentional and persistent refusal to respect a student’s gender identity.
California Department of Education: School Success and Opportunity Act (Assembly Bill 1266) Frequently Asked Questions
Students are encouraged to speak to the Site Designee at School Sites for any name/gender change requests.
OFFICIAL RECORDS (LEGAL NAME)
The District is required to maintain a mandatory permanent pupil record which includes the legal name of the pupil, as well as the pupil’s gender. The District shall change a student’s official records to reflect a change in legal name or gender upon receipt of documentation that such legal name and/or gender have been changed pursuant to California legal requirements. In addition, the District will provide recognition and equal treatment under the law to all students by ensuring that intersex, transgender, and nonbinary students have full recognition of their accurate gender identity included as part of their student record.
To change a student's official records, submit legal documentation to the school's registrar.
GSA AND PRISM CLUBS
GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network) supports student clubs on campus: “Research indicates that GSAs (Gender and Sexuality Alliances) improve school climate, individual well-being and educational outcomes for LGBTQ youth. Participation in GSAs is related to stronger school connectedness and improved academic achievement for LGBTQ youth, and regardless of whether LGBTQ students themselves participate in their school’s GSA, just having a GSA in their school can create a more positive school climate for LGBTQ students.”
Statement of Purpose
SRVUSD’s Gender & Sexuality Alliance (GSA) and Prism Clubs exist to provide an open forum for LGBTQ+ minority youth in our community, and their allies, to talk and share with one another in a safe, comfortable, student-led environment. These clubs educate both its members and the members of the wider community on the issues faced by SRVUSD LGBTQ+ youth, and to combat the presence of intolerance in our society through the promotion of equality, understanding, and acceptance.
The GSA and Prism Clubs understand that there could be individual members who wish to remain anonymous. A member will never be pressured to release any personal or sensitive information (name, age, orientation, etc.), and this information will also never be recorded in GSA and Prism Club records without permission from the person or persons concerned.
GSAs and Prism Clubs stand and strive for the equality of all people. Therefore, our clubs will never turn away or otherwise discriminate against an attendee for reasons of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, or any other creed or characteristic, real or perceived.
GSAs/Prism Clubs in SRVUSD Schools
All of our SRVUSD middle and high school schools have GSAs. About half of our elementary schools have Prism Clubs, and we are looking forward to launching more Prism Clubs at our sites. All schools share out information with their communities about these and all club offerings so that parents, caregivers and students know about options available to them. GSAs typically meet at lunch or after school, and Prism Clubs typically meet at lunchtime.
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