EASTON — The Talbot County Board of Education will look at a new non-discrimination policy that adds gender identity and sex to its list of protected classes. A revised policy statement is on the school board's agenda for its meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 16.
The proposal adds gender identity and sex to existing protections based on race, color, gender, national origin, religion, socio-economic status, sexual orientation and ‘disabling condition’.
The language under consideration by the school board reads:
“The Board will not tolerate or condone any act of bias, discrimination, insensitivity, or disrespect toward any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, religion, socio-economic status or disabling condition.”
The Talbot Board of Education will also look at dropout rates, including among Hispanic and African-American students, as well as get a budget update at tomorrow’s meeting in Easton.