Non-discrimination policies

Grace Raih filed this request with the Pennsylvania Department of Education of Pennsylvania.
Tracking # RTK2017-063000
Status
Completed

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From: Grace Raih

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to Pennsylvania Right to Know Act, 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: Grace Raih

Attached below is the required form.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qQvIUs2irJL0oIxVpX-yzd3B56ZJ4aYVPISsTnblq0c/edit

Thank you!

From: Riegel, Angela

Grace: The first email you sent is sufficient to file a RTK request. The other two emails that you sent I am unable to open links/attachments. If your first email contains all information regarding your request, then that is what I will consider as your official request. Please let me know. Thank you.

Angie

Angela L. Riegel | Right to Know Law Official/Records Coordinator
Department of Education | Management Services
333 Market Street | Harrisburg PA 17126
Phone: 717.783.9810
www.education.state.pa.us<http://www.education.state.pa.us/>

From: Grace Raih

Hi Angie,

Yes, the first email does contain my full, official request. Thank you for clearing that up.

Best,

Grace Raih

From: Riegel, Angela

Ms. Raih: Attached please find extension notice for RTK 2017-063. Thank you.

Angie

Angela L. Riegel | Right to Know Law Official/Records Coordinator
Department of Education | Management Services
333 Market Street | Harrisburg PA 17126
Phone: 717.783.9810
www.education.state.pa.us<http://www.education.state.pa.us/>

From: Riegel, Angela

Ms. Raih: Attached please find final response for RTK 2017-063 along with documents responsive to your request. There will be a second email as there are a lot of attachments. In addition to the letter there are a total of 15 attachments. The letter and the first seven attachments are included with this amail. The next email will include the remaining eight documents. Thank you.

Angie

Angela L. Riegel | Right to Know Law Official/Records Coordinator
Department of Education | Management Services
333 Market Street | Harrisburg PA 17126
Phone: 717.783.9810
www.education.pa.gov<http://www.education.state.pa.us/>

From: Riegel, Angela

Ms. Raih: Attached are the remaining eight documents responsive to your request. Thank you.

Angie

From: Riegel, Angela

"Ms. Raih,

Please consider this message as a follow-up to the letter that I sent to you on May 19, 2017 concerning your right to know request RTK 2017-063. I inadvertently forgot to include the following link within my letter:

http://www.education.pa.gov/K-12/Safe%20Schools/Pages/default.aspx#tab-1

Please let me know if you have any questions. Thank you.

Angela L. Riegel | Right to Know Law Official/Records Coordinator
Department of Education | Management Services
333 Market Street | Harrisburg PA 17126
Phone: 717.783.9810
www.education.pa.gov<http://www.education.state.pa.us/>

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