Non-discrimination policies

Grace Raih filed this request with the Michigan Department of Education of Michigan.
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From: Grace Raih

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Michigan's Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), 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: https://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/letters/colleague-201605-title-ix-transgender.pdf https://www.justice.gov/opa/press-release/file/941551/download

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.

Sincerely,

Grace Raih

From: Head, David (MDE)

Ms. Raih,

I am writing in response to you April 11, 2017 FOIA request to the Michigan Department of Education. I have a few questions regarding the scope of the request, and would like to talk to you if possible for clarification.

If you can forward your phone number, or call my number below, it would be helpful in getting us started on processing your request.

Thank you,

David Head
FOIA Coordinator
Office of Public and Governmental Affairs
Michigan Department of Education
517-241-2882

Each April, Michigan celebrates the Month of the Young Child®. Go to www.miaeyc.org<http://www.miaeyc.org> to learn more.

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From: Grace Raih

Hello David,

Hoping to clarify my request. In regards to the first bullet, I am only seeking official statements or memos made from the Michigan Dept. of Education to school districts. In the second bulleted request, I am looking for specific communications between the Dept. of Education and schools. This includes clarifications, questions or concerns brought up from schools in regards to both the 2016 and 2017 Federal "Dear Colleague" letters. And finally, to adjust my third bullet - I am only looking for records regarding LGBT sexual health within the last two years. I hope these adjustments are helpful.

Thank you,

Grace Raih

From: Head, David (MDE)

Thank you

From: Head, David (MDE)

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David Head
Communications Representative
Office of Public and Governmental Affairs
Michigan Department of Education
517-241-2882

Each April, Michigan celebrates the Month of the Young Child(r). Go to www.miaeyc.org<http://www.miaeyc.org> to learn more.

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From: Head, David (MDE)

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David Head
FOIA Coordinator
Office of Public and Governmental Affairs
Michigan Department of Education
517-241-2882

Did you know most Michigan educator certificates expire June 30th of any given year? Educators can check expiration dates and renew or progress certificates using the Michigan Online Educator Certification System at www.michigan.gov/moecs<http://www.michigan.gov/moecs>. Not your year for renewal? Use MOECS to manage professional learning for future renewals, view effectiveness ratings and update personal information!
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From: Head, David (MDE)

David Head
Communications Representative
Office of Public and Governmental Affairs
Michigan Department of Education
517-241-2882

Did you know most Michigan educator certificates expire June 30th of any given year? Educators can check expiration dates and renew or progress certificates using the Michigan Online Educator Certification System at www.michigan.gov/moecs<http://www.michigan.gov/moecs>. Not your year for renewal? Use MOECS to manage professional learning for future renewals, view effectiveness ratings and update personal information!
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From: Head, David (MDE)

Because of the size of some files, I broke into three emails. Can you just confirm you received all three?

Thanks,

David Head
FOIA Coordinator
Office of Public and Governmental Affairs
Michigan Department of Education
517-241-2882

Did you know most Michigan educator certificates expire June 30th of any given year? Educators can check expiration dates and renew or progress certificates using the Michigan Online Educator Certification System at www.michigan.gov/moecs<http://www.michigan.gov/moecs>. Not your year for renewal? Use MOECS to manage professional learning for future renewals, view effectiveness ratings and update personal information!
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From: Grace Raih

David,

Yes, I received all three emails. Thanks so much for your help with this request! I really appreciate it.

Sincerely,

Grace Raih

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