Tell the Litchfield Elementary School District to Remove Sexual Preference and Add Actual and Perceived Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  • Petitioned Sara Griffin

This petition was delivered to:

Governing Board Member
Sara Griffin
Governing Board Member
Stephanie Mika
Governing Board Member
Dr. Kay H. Hunnicutt
Governing Board President
Shawn Watt
Superintendent
Julianne Lein
Administrative Assistant
Sally White
Community Liaison
Ann Donahue
Administrative Assistant
Amy Potapoff
Governing Board Member
Patrick Doyle
Litchfield Elementary School District

Tell the Litchfield Elementary School District to Remove Sexual Preference and Add Actual and Perceived Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

    1. The Bullying Project
    2. Petition by

      The Bullying Project

      Avondale, AZ

The Litchfield Elementary School District recently adopted a new policy defining harassment as: "Harassment is intentional behavior by a student or group of
students that is disturbing or threatening to another student or group of
students. Intentional behaviors that characterize harassment include, but
are not limited to, stalking, hazing, social exclusion, name calling, unwanted
physical contact and unwelcome verbal or written comments, photographs
and graphics. Harassment may be related, but not limited to, race, religious
orientation, sexual preference, cultural background, economic status, size or
personal appearance. Harassing behaviors can be direct or indirect and by
use of social media”.

The Superintendent stated in an email that she BELIEVES the the new policy she adopted at the governing board meeting on October 4th INDICATES sexual orientation. - http://thebullyingproject.org/blog/2011/10/26/superintendent-unaware-of-her-own-district-policy.html

Ann Donahue the Community Liaison gave a false statement in an interview with 12 News saying that they added sexual orientation. - http://www.azcentral.com/video/1247446910001

Policy adopted here : http://thebullyingproject.org/storage/LESD%20Policy.pdf

"Sexual preference" suggests a degree of voluntary choice. Sexual orientation is not chosen. Why would students choose to be bullied? Tell the Litchfield Elementary School District to remove sexual preference and add actual and perceived sexual orientation and gender identity into their definition of harassment.

To:
Sara Griffin, Governing Board Member
Stephanie Mika, Governing Board Member
Dr. Kay H. Hunnicutt, Governing Board Member
Shawn Watt, Governing Board President
Julianne Lein, Superintendent
Sally White, Administrative Assistant
Ann Donahue, Community Liaison
Amy Potapoff, Administrative Assistant
Patrick Doyle, Governing Board Member
Litchfield Elementary School District
Please remove sexual preference and add actual and perceived sexual orientation and gender identity to your definition of harassment.

"Sexual preference" suggests a degree of voluntary choice. Sexual orientation is not chosen. Why would students choose to be bullied?

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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      The Bullying Project
      Petition Organizer

      "We’re looking into that right now and if in fact that needs to be changed, we’re happy to do that," she said. "We’re certainly very sensitive to the LGBT issue, but we’re not going to add that particular title [LGBT] to our school board policy because we don’t list the different types of kids that are bullied."

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    • B L VANCOUVER, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      I support this cause. Please also check out my petition to address human trafficking in the province of bc. http://www.change.org/petitions/minister-of-public-safety-and-solicitor-general-increase-octips-budget-to-750000-annually-and-rehire-robin-pike

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    • Amanda Baldwin MOUNT JOY, PA
      • over 2 years ago

      It lists "religious orientation, sexual preference." Does this mean you can't choose your religion (e.g. if you're born a Unitarian, you are a Unitarian for life and there is nothing you can do to change it), but you can choose the sex(es) to whom you're attracted?

      Note: the example was not meant to promote or disparage Unitarians in any way.

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    • Trevor Hansen GLENS FALLS, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      All students, gay or straight, should have a future, not just the straight ones.

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    • A R
      • over 2 years ago

      Why am I signing? Better question is, why isn't everyone?

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    • Jody Ann Malsbury ST. PETERSBURG, FL
      • over 2 years ago

      Schools are supposed to be about education and using the term "sexual preference" is a blatant and disgraceful demonstration of the school district's LACK of education. And then they lie about it. Taxpayers need to know that their taxes are being used to pay the salaries of liars.

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