Best Practices for Schools 
These resources give examples and models for creating a welcoming school.

There are many resources that give examples of the best practices with regard to LGBTQ+ students.  This page will give a brief highlight of 4 excellent guides from some of the leading names in LGBTQ+ student rights.  While you might only have the chance to read one, it is still recommended that school administrators skim each of the 4 resources chosen here. 

 
Examples of Policies and Emerging Practices for Supporting Transgender Students

This resource was released from the Department of Education along with the Letter of Guidance regarding Title IX as it applies to Transgender Students.  With examples from schools all over the nation, this document helps paint a picture of what appropriate support looks like according to Title IX.


  Schools In Transition: A Guide for Supporting Transgender Students in K-12 Schools

From a collaboration of different national LGBT organizations:  The American Civil Liberties Union, Gender Spectrum, Human Rights Campaign, National Center for Lesbian Rights, and the National Education Association.  This is an excellent resource, addressing both policy issues and school culture. 


 

 Model District Policy on Transgender and Gender Non Conforming Students

From GLSEN (The Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network) a leading voice in national Educational policy and research impacting LGBT students, and The National Center for Transgender Equality. This model policy can be used by administrators and schools to guide the creation of their own policies to support Transgender and Gender Non Conforming Students. 

 



Trevor Project Model School District Policy on Suicide Prevention  

The Trevor Project is dedicated to preventing suicide in LGBTQ+ youth. This resource includes policies and procedures to help make it easier for schools to prevent, assess, intervene in, and respond to suicidal behavior. This modular, adaptable document will help educators and school administrators implement comprehensive suicide prevention policies in communities nationwide. This model policy was created in collaboration with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the American School Counselor Association, and the National Association of School Psychologists.

 
More Information on your legal obligations under Title IX and FERPA

Title IX Guidance Explained! 
FERPA and Transgender Student's Privacy (Coming Very Soon!)