Statement on Gender Identity and the Rights of SFUSD’s Gender Expansive and Transgender Students

Transgender flag colors of pink, light blue and white
SFUSD celebrates a history of creating safe and supportive learning environments for all students. This safety includes our Lesbian and Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Questioning (LGBTQ) students. We strive to ensure that schools create learning environments where every student is safe and welcomed and free from discrimination and harassment based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Transgender and gender expansive rights are basic human rights. Further, we recognize that gender identity is not determined by sex assigned at birth and expands beyond a binary. We are fortunate to have a school board, district leaders, educators, as well as city and state legislators, that affirm the dignity and basic rights of students to self determine their gender identity without fear of reprisal or discrimination. SFUSD policy and procedures, which have served as a model for school districts throughout the country, will continue to acknowledge and protect the rights of our Transgender and gender expansive students.

SFUSD core values focus on being student centered. We welcome the entire student, which includes race, class, culture, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ability, all of which adds to the rich diversity of our school communities. We are fearless in the belief that the complement of students, including our Transgender and gender expansive students enrich our schools and deserve the same affirmation and access as any other student. We stand in unity with the Transgender community and are committed to continue our efforts to create supportive learning environments where every student is safe, healthy, ready to learn. We encourage districts throughout the United States to do the same.

For more information on supporting our Trans and Non-Binary Students:

LGBTQ Support Services, School Health Programs Department

LGBTQ Family + Gender Diversity Teaching Guide for SFUSD Elementary Schools