Updating schools

Finally, I attend or consult with those who have attended pertinent community meetings.

While parents have access to much of the above information, my personal contacts often it make it easier for me to receive and clarify information, and I provide the service of sorting through all the materials to provide you with only the most relevant information in a timely manner.

The updated non-discrimination policy the board is considering says students will not be excluded from any educational program or school activity based on "race, color, sex, religion, creed, political belief, age, national origin, immigration status, linguistic and language differences, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic status, height, weight, marital or familial status, disability or veteran status." The trustees decided Wednesday to add "immigration status" to that list, and they debated whether it was necessary to include "veteran status" before deciding to keep it in the policy on the off chance someday an Ann Arbor student is a veteran, Stead said.

Another layer of protection comes from the federal Title IX law that prohibits public schools from discrimination based on sex.

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Board president Christine Stead said she wanted the district to have a policy related to transgender students separate from its other non-discrimination and anti-bullying policies.

"I look forward to hearing any additional suggestions the community might have," Stead said Thursday.