Comment: Proposed Policy & Procedures: Sexual Misconduct and Sex-based Discrimination Against Students

June 7, 2019

In the last year, CLC provided services to more than 5,000 low-income children and families, with a focus on children in foster care and children with special health and education needs. Many of the children we represent are enrolled in DC public schools. These comments reflect on our experience representing these children and their families. We, like our partners at the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, have various concerns about the lack of alignment between the proposed policy and the School Safety Omnibus Amendment Act of 2018. Namely, the proposed sexual misconduct and sexual discrimination against students policy does not address some explicit requirements of the School Safety Act including training for the school community and differentiation between misconduct by staff and that by students. Read the full comments here.