Confirmed victory

Chambersburg Area School District: Allow a Gay-Straight Alliance to form at CASHS

I went through 3 years of being denied starting a Gay-Straight Alliance at Chambersburg Area Senior High School when I was in attendance. A brave group of students and faculty fought to get a Gay-Straight Alliance implemented this year, but were denied by the board last month.

It's important for students to have support systems they might otherwise lack. Bullying has been an issue at the school even before I went there. It led to me being called "fag" or "faggot" or some variation of that every day. One year I was unable to dress in the boys locker room because it was a "solution" for the intense bullying I endured one day after gym class. The bullying escalated to the point of contributing to suicidal ideation my senior year. This club is crucial for the students.

This petition was delivered to:
  • Chambersburg Area School District
    Joe Tosten
  • Chambersburg Area School District
    Stanley Helman
  • Chambersburg Area School District
    Carl Barton
  • Chambersburg Area School District
    Norman Blowers
  • Chambersburg Area School District
    Fred Rice
  • CASD Superintendent
    Joe Padasak


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