Non-discrimination policies

Grace Raih filed this request with the Department of Education of Mississippi.
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From: DESE Custodian of Records

Ms. Raih,

We received the email below. Did you intend for this email to go to the Department of Education in Mississippi?

Thank you,

Billie Jo Keim
Legal Assistant
Governmental Affairs
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office: 573-751-3527
dese.mo.gov

From: Grace Raih

Hello,

Yes, I did intend to send it to the Department of Education in Mississippi. Sorry for the confusion.

Thank you,

Grace Raih

From: Grace Raih

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Mississippi's Public Records Act, I hereby request the following documents:

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 7 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Grace Raih

From: Office Of Reporting

Good afternoon,

Please find the attached document responsive to your records request. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Public Reporting at reporting@mdek12.org<mailto:reporting@mdek12.org>.
Thanks,

Office of Public Reporting
MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
P.O. Box 771 | Jackson, MS | 39205-0771
Tel 601.359.3857
www.mdek12.org<http://www.mdek12.org/>
Twitter: @MissDeptEd

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