I urge you to implement this guidance document.
Please implement these measures to help support the dignity and well-being of young people in our schools. This will go a long way to help protect them from harm and to encourage employees in school systems to treat each person with respect.
There is a substantial body of research that shows how bulling and mistreatment in schools (by students as well as school employees) leads sexual and gender minority youth to skip school and drop out of school, and puts them at much greater risk for ending up in the juvenile justice system.
Thank you for the work you have done to craft this important document.