Jeffco School consider updating LGBTQ policies

By Kati Weis

CHALKBEAT

Supporters of stronger LGBTQ policies waited together for six hours to explain why the Jefferson County Public Schools board should update its anti-discrimination practices. In small groups at the microphone, they made their case.

“I do feel like the policies could be updated,” said Lisa Lee, a Jeffco teacher who is a lesbian. “Some of the language is not as clear as it could be.”

After the group finished speaking shortly after midnight Friday morning, Superintendent Jason Glass said the school board would consider the group’s proposed resolution this summer.

“Jeffco public schools wishes to be an inclusive place for students and staff, so we take very seriously the things that were raised, and we do feel that we have inclusive, welcoming policies for students and staff, but we’re interested in hearing where those may not be sufficient,” said Glass.

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