Senator McCaskils response
March 13, 2013
Dear Ms. Wolf,
Thank you for contacting me regarding protection against discrimination for students at public elementary and secondary schools. I appreciate hearing from you, and I welcome the opportunity to respond.
Students deserve a safe, healthy, and discrimination-free educational environment. Several federal and state-level laws have reinforced that principle by outlawing discrimination, harassment, and other adverse action against students by their schools on the basis of race, color, nationality, religion, age, disability, or gender.
If a student experiences discrimination or another violation of his or her civil rights at the hands of public school classmates, educators or administrators, the student or the student's family may wish to report the violation to his or her teacher, principal, and local district's board of directors (or "school board"). These authorities would be in the best position to investigate and address a reported civil rights