Non-discrimination policies

Grace Raih filed this request with the Department of Education of Illinois.
Due April 17, 2017
Est. Completion None
Awaiting Response


From: Grace Raih

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (5 ILCS 140/1 to 11), 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 5 business days, as the statute requires.


Grace Raih

From: Skerrett, Lauren

Attn: Grace Raih

The US Dept of Education has recently received the FOIA request you filed on March 31, 2017 regarding elementary and secondary education Title IX complaints filed with our office since Sept 1, 2016 involving gender identity. I have been asked to clarify your request on behalf of OCR and have a couple of questions for you regarding this request that are best addressed in telephone call. Would you please give me a call at your earliest convenience at the number below?

Thank you.

Lauren Skerrett

Lauren E. Moynihan Skerrett, Esq.
U.S. Department of Education - Office for Civil Rights
Chicago Regional Office
500 West Madison Street, Suite 1475
Chicago, Illinois 60661
T (312) 730-1603
F (312) 730-1576


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