Anoka-Hennepin is the subject of media reports and national interest group pressure on issues related to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (GLBT) students.
Anoka-Hennepin is a public school system and we accept every student regardless of real or perceived sexual orientation. We also do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, socioeconomic status, marital status or for any other reason outlined in our Equal Educational Opportunity Policy.
Anoka-Hennepin is made up of more than 6,000 employees (full-time, part-time and casual) who choose to work here because they care about the success of young people and they care about their community.
This section contains statements that recount Superintendent Dennis Carlson's commitment to preventing harassment of GLBT students as well as background information on this issue.
School Board Policies pertinent to this issue are:
In February 2012 the School Board rescinded its curriculum policy on sexual orientation.
In a brochure, Creating Safe Spaces for All Students, teachers have guidance from their union on how to respond appropriately to GLBT issues. Some of this information is mirrored in the district's sexual orientation harassment presentation provided to all secondary staff in fall 2010 (see sidebar).