Dallas ISD staff learn how to lead effort to support LGBTQ students

A team of Dallas ISD campus and central staff employees learned how they can lead the effort to help lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) students feel safe and supported in the district.

More than 30 Dallas ISD employees attended the training held March 27 at the Frazier House, 4600 Spring Ave. The training is part of a partnership agreement between Dallas ISD and the Resource Center, a leading LGBTQ service organization in North Texas.

The Resource Center and Dallas ISD are working together to implement a training support program inclusive of LGBTQ issues. The program is modeled after the “Out for Safe Schools” implemented by the Los Angeles LGBT Center and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The Dallas ISD employees that attended the March 27 training will later train fellow team members on how to support LGBTQ sutdents. The employees will also wear badges identifying them as allies with LGBTQ students.

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