Recognizing the importance of inclusive policies within educational entities and human rights agencies, the Alliance staff, Board and volunteers work with key partners on policy and advocacy initiatives with schools, school districts and government agencies at local, regional and state levels. Please contact Rodrigo Anzures-Oyorzabal, the Policy and Advocacy Manager, for more information.
At local, state and national levels, policies are a primary vehicle for schools, districts and school systems to communicate their values regarding how all school stakeholders should be treated including students, families, personnel and communities. The Alliance partners with schools and systems to ensure all policies communicate the value of inclusion based on sexual orientation and gender identity. This work encompasses policies and procedures related to non-discrimination, equal employment, equal educational opportunity, working with transgender and gender expansive students, bullying prevention, school discipline and beyond. The Alliance’s partnership with schools and systems on policy work includes ensuring effective policy language, procedures for communicating policies to the entire school community alongside how to make complaints and/or enforce such policies, and systems to regularly review the efficacy of new and/or revised policies.