|Submitted||April 11, 2017|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Utah’s Government Records Access and Management Act (“GRAMA”), 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 10 business days, as the statute requires.
In response to your GRAMA request, you can find resources offered by the state board office at the following links:
Additional responsive documents are attached hereto. The additional documents provided are responsive to your request. However, they are not official guidance and have not been approved by the Utah State Board of Education. They reflect informal guidance prepared by staff in response to local district inquiries or to provide informal guidance to specific groups. It is requested they not be posted online as they do not reflect official policy of the state board. If they are posted, your site should make clear that the guidance does not reflect approved policy of the Utah State Board of Education.
Your request is considered GRANTED and CLOSED.
Director of Law and Professional Practices
Utah State Board of Education
250 E. 500 So.
P.O. Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
Tel.: (801) 538-7835
Fax: (801) 538-7768