Kansas Schools Protect LGBTQ Students As Legal Experts Dismiss Lawsuit Concerns
A Wichita teacher accused the district’s school board of moving slowly on passing protections for LGBTQ students at the start of its December meeting.
Later in the meeting, after the district did pass such a statement, one of the board’s longest serving members announced his resignation.
Kansas schools have been adding gender identity and sexual orientation to their nondiscrimination policies. Olathe and Manhattan updated their policies this past year while Topeka did so about a decade ago.
Wichita is the latest — and largest — district to take action to protect gay and transgender students, who are more likely to be bullied in school halls.