Friday, February 19, 2016

School division defies Alberta on LGBTQ rules

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EDMONTON — An Alberta school division has voted to defy the education minister and not submit a policy on transgender and other sexual minority students.

Clark McAskile, chair of the Fort Vermilion School Division, says the decision was made unanimously by the board at a meeting on Jan. 18.

"We just felt there was no need to change the policies that already provide for that level of tolerance and understanding," McAskile said Thursday.

"We feel we do a very good job of caring for our students and providing for their educational needs."

Alberta's 61 school boards have been directed by Education Minister Dave Eggen to write draft policies to make schools safer and more accepting of LGBTQ students. The drafts are due by March 31.  (more...)

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