Non-discrimination policies

Grace Raih filed this request with the Department of Education of Hawaii.


From: Grace Raih

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Hawaii's Uniform Information Practices Code, I hereby request the following records:

Any and all written documents that include, but are not limited to, policies, procedures, training manuals, talking points and slideshows that include the topic of non-discrimination or anti-bullying policies regarding LGBT identified students. This includes, but is not limited to, policies on the use of restroom and locker room facilities. Please limit this request to documents that were generated over the past two years as well as documents, such as policies, that are in effect now.

Any and all communications or questions requested from education institutions regarding the Department of Justice’ 2016 Joint Guidance on Transgender Students (“Dear Colleague Letter”) or Trump’s 2017 “Dear Colleague Letter”. For reference, these letters are available at the following URLs respectively:

Any and all records, reports or documents sent to districts that regard student sexual health education.

Finally, I request any and all memos, letters, policies and guidelines sent to schools in the last five years that outline policies regarding transgender or gender non-conforming students. This includes, but is not limited to, the use of restroom and locker room facilities.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.


Grace Raih


Grace Raih,

I am writing you this e-mail in response to your request for records.
Please find attached a notice regarding your request.

With respect to the portion of your request that asks for sexual health
education records, the attached link contains the requested information.

I have also attached a zip file containing all of the other records that
were found to be responsive to your request. With respect to the attached
memo in the zip file, it is my understanding that the only change to all
future memos will be the elimination of the reference to the 2016
Department of Justice memo. Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you,

Justin Takaki
Hawaii State Department of Education
Office of the Superintendent

Student Sexual Health education: