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LGBTQ+ Resources

The Tahoe Truckee Unified School District remains committed to supporting all students that identify as LGBTQ+. Positive school environments are important to both personal and academic success, and it is our goal to ensure all students who identify as LGBTQ+ have the supports they need to thrive. Each of our middle and high schools have a Pride Club - check out your school's Wellness Center for more information! We are committed to ensuring each child receives what they need to develop to their full potential, especially LGBTQ+ youth because:

  • Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 10-24. 

  • LBGTQ+ youth are 3x more likely to consider suicide.

  • Having a school that creates a safe and positive school climate has been associated with decreased depression, suicidal feelings, substance abuse, and unexcused absences among LBGTQ+ students. 

If your child is in need of LGBTQ+ support, please contact your school counselor and/or wellness center.

Below you will find a list of helpful resources for students and parents:

California Ed Code 220

We adhere to Ed Code 220, which protects LGBTQ students' rights to privacy. We respect the students' right to identify with a different pronoun or name without notifying the parents. However, we do need parental permission to change the name in Aeries.
Ed Code Section 220:
No person shall be subjected to discrimination on the basis of disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic that is contained in the definition of hate crimes set forth in Section 422.55 of the Penal Code, including immigration status, in any program or activity conducted by an educational institution that receives, or benefits from, state financial assistance, or enrolls pupils who receive state student financial aid.
Schools must consult with a transgender student to determine who can or will be informed of the student’s transgender status, including the student’s family.  With rare exceptions, schools are required to respect the limitations that a student places on the disclosure of their transgender status, including not sharing that information with the student’s parents. In those very rare circumstances where a school believes there is a specific and compelling “need to know,” the school should inform the student that the school intends to disclose the student’s transgender status, giving the student the opportunity to make that disclosure her or himself. Additionally, schools must take measures to ensure that any disclosure is made in a way that reduces or eliminates the risk of re-disclosure and protects the transgender student from harassment and discrimination. Those measures could include providing counseling to the student and the student’s family to facilitate the family’s acceptance and support of the student’s transgender status. Schools are not permitted to disclose private student information to other students or the parents of those students.