SUPPORT Model Policies
As a 7th grade teacher, a member of the LGBTQ+ Community, and the liaison for the LGBTQ+ Support and Advocacy Group at my school I can not support these policies strongly enough. Students learn from their environments and we need to make sure that school environments are inclusive and safe spaces for all students. Teachers and staff need to be trained to create welcoming spaces and discourage inappropriate and disrespectful behavior. Administrations need to set policies in place that are conducive to teachers and students reporting bullying or unsafe spaces. Students need to be held accountable for respecting all people and being kind to all humans.