Support Transgender Students in Delaware

Protect Transgender Students in Delaware!

The ACLU of Delaware urges your immediate action!

Under President Obama, the U.S. Department of Education issued regulations that protected transgender students from discrimination in schools. President Trump rolled back those regulations.

In response, Governor Carney asked the Delaware Department of Education to develop new regulations that would protect all students from discrimination in schools, including transgender students. DDOE has published this proposed regulation, 225: Prohibition of Discrimination, here, and will be accepting public comment until Monday, December 4, 2017.

Anti-LGBT groups have come out in full-force to stop 225 in its tracks. We need you to help push back by submitting your comments, sharing with friends and family, and letting your representatives, senators and school boards know: WE WANT REGULATION 225 TO BE ADOPTED.

You can find a sample comment below, and all comments must be submitted by email or mail no later than Monday, December 4, 2017:

DOEregulations.comment@doe.k12.de.us

Delaware Department of Education
RE: 225 Prohibition of Discrimination
401 Federal Street, Suite 2
Dover, Delaware 19901

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SAMPLE COMMENT

Subject: Proposed Regulation 225 Prohibition of Discrimination

Dear Secretary Bunting,

Thank you for your leadership in developing a regulation and model policy to prevent discrimination in Delaware schools. This is a great step forward for our State. It is important for our schools to be places where all students feel safe and accepted for who they are.

I support the immediate adoption of the proposed regulation.

Harassment and discrimination are a couple of the most pervasive, frightening and potentially damaging threats LGBT students face in our public schools. It is vital to ensure that our children have safe, inclusive, and welcoming environments to learn and grow in. There is no limit to the success that can be found when school systems go the “extra mile” to ensure safety and inclusion for all of their students.

Thank you for your dedication to strengthen anti-discrimination protections in our schools.

Respectfully,

[YOUR NAME]

City and State

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UPDATE 12/4/2017

The ACLU of Delaware has submitted our official letter of support to the Delaware Department of Education. To read the full letter, click here.

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UPDATE 12/5/2017

DDOE’s received over 11,000 comments on the anti-discrimination proposal. The Development Team will reconvene in January for a review of comments and to make recommendations. Stay tuned!

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4 Comments

  1. Dd
    Posted November 21, 2017 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    No transgender rest rooms! Install extra single transgender bathroom, and that was it effects no one’s privacy.

  2. Discrimination
    Posted November 22, 2017 at 3:23 am | Permalink

    Discrimination is Human disaster.

  3. Amy Goebel
    Posted November 28, 2017 at 10:34 am | Permalink

    Subject: Proposed Regulation 225 Prohibition of Discrimination

    Dear Secretary Bunting,

    Thank you for your leadership in developing a regulation and model policy to prevent discrimination in Delaware schools. This is a great step forward for our State. It is important for our schools to be places where all students feel safe and accepted for who they are.

    I support the immediate adoption of the proposed regulation.

    Harassment and discrimination are a couple of the most pervasive, frightening and potentially damaging threats LGBT students face in our public schools. It is vital to ensure that our children have safe, inclusive, and welcoming environments to learn and grow in. There is no limit to the success that can be found when school systems go the “extra mile” to ensure safety and inclusion for all of their students.

    Thank you for your dedication to strengthen anti-discrimination protections in our schools.

    Respectfully,

    Amy Goebel

    Bridgeville, DE

    • Morgan Keller
      Posted November 29, 2017 at 3:54 pm | Permalink

      Hi Amy! Thanks for submitting a comment here, but to ensure that DDOE sees your comment would you please copy and paste it into an email to: DOEregulations.comment@doe.k12.de.us. Thank you for taking action!

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