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Your Inclusive Policy Postcard 10.28.2023


DID YOU KNOW?: BOND AND OVERRIDE ELECTIONS



Voting is taking place across Maricopa County on bonds and overrides, which provide funding to school districts for everything from renovations to teacher salaries. There are 23 school districts in Maricopa County with votes on bonds and/or overrides. Bonds help with renovating or building schools, purchasing equipment, training teachers and school personnel, and more. Overrides fund teacher salaries and supplies, specific programs like art or music, and equipment and technology.

Registered voters in each district can mail in a completed ballot, drop it off at a designated location, or complete a vote replacement ballot in person. In-person voting must occur by Oct. 30th and ballots must be mailed by Oct. 31st.

For more information on affected districts and drop-off locations, click here.


CALL TO ACTION: SUSD REJECTS HARMFUL POLICY PROPOSAL

This week, the SUSD governing board narrowly rejected a policy change that may have put transgender and nonbinary students at risk. If passed, the policy would have required students to obtain parental consent in order to use single-use restrooms, if they didn’t feel comfortable using multi-use facilities. This process may have resulted in outing trans or nonbinary students to their families.

Having access to affirming schools and spaces ensures that LGBTQ+ students, including transgender and nonbinary students, can succeed. Educate yourself about the ins and outs of affirming district policies by reviewing GLSEN’s Model Local Education Agency Policy on Transgender and Nonbinary Students.


ARIZONA SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS: NOVEMBER SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS


We encourage you to Rise Up and support LGBTQ+ students by attending, observing, and speaking at school board meetings. This is especially important when issues affecting inclusive and affirming learning environments are on the agenda.


Don’t see your school board listed? Email us at policy@glsenarizona.org and we’ll add it!


IN THE NEWS

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  • Position available on Canon Elementary School District governing board. Learn More.

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