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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.

Human Resources

50 South Main Street, West Hartford CT 06107. Telephone: 860.561.6694
Executive Director: Mr. Rick Ledwith

LGBTQ Staff Advisory Committee

This is now a subcommitte of the Equity and Diversity Committee. Please catch the  newest information on the EDC page. 

Embracing diversity is a core value of the West Hartford Public Schools. We want all students and parents to feel welcome, regardless of income, race, religion, or family structure, i.e. two parent, grandparent-headed, single parent, and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) households.
The administration wants to be sure that this core value is modeled for employees in the same way it is for our students and families. To that end, we are forming an LGBT Staff Advisory Committee to offer support and focus on matters of concern to LGBT staff and work on ways that we may better provide welcoming, visible and tangible support to our staff.
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Mission

The purpose of the LGBTQ committee is to serve as a focus for matters of concern to lesbian,

gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTQ) persons across our District by providing welcoming,

visible, and tangible support; to promote opportunities that increase awareness of LGBTQ issues

and concerns such as increasing LGBTQ understanding and cultural awareness; to provide

access to "safe" places, people, and forums for confidential discussion, support, and resource

information; and to conduct studies as needed to address these concerns.

Meeting Dates and Agendas

2017- 2018 LGBTQ Advisory Meeting Dates and Location: 

Town Hall- 50 South Main Street, Room 422

3:45 pm - 5:00 pm

Tue. 10/24 

Tue. 12/19 

Tue. 03/27 

Tue. 05/22 (EDC End-of-Year extended time meeting- all subcommittees)

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, September 24, 2015 @ 3:45, Room 422, Town Hall


Tuesday, October 27, 2015 @ 3:45, Room 422 , Town Hall


Tuesday, November 24, 2015 @ 3:45, Room 422 , Town Hall


Thursday, January 28, 2016 @ 3:45, Room 422 , Town Hall


Tuesday, February 23, 2016 @ 3:45, Room 422, Town Hall


Thursday, March 31, 2016 @ 3:45, Room 422, Town Hall


Tuesday, April 26, 2016 @ 3:45, Room 422. Town Hall


Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 3:45, Room 422, Town Hall


Meeting Minutes

Past Meeting Minutes

Links to Meeting Minutes click to read our Google Doc for minutes.

Resource Links

Nondiscrimination

It is the commitment of the West Hartford Board of Education that all persons be provided equal employment opportunities,

regardless of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, religion, ancestry, marital status, national origin, or

handicap except in the case of bona fide occupational qualification or need.

Books and Resources

Resources:

Book: Finding Our Families: A First-of-Its-Kind Book for Donor-Conceived People and Their Families $13.21

http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Families-First---Its-Kind-Donor-Conceived/dp/1583335269/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413291875&sr=8-1&keywords=finding+our+families


Book: Two teenagers in 20 $3.56

http://www.amazon.com/Two-Teenagers-20-Writings-Lesbian/dp/1555832822/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415825999&sr=8-1&keywords=two+teenagers+in+20


Book: Raising my Rainbow $11.25

http://www.amazon.com/Raising-My-Rainbow-Adventures-Fabulous/dp/0770437729/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413292118&sr=8-1&keywords=my+rainbow+lgbt


Book: It Gets Better $12.87

http://www.amazon.com/It-Gets-Better-Overcoming-Bullying/dp/0452297613/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413292492&sr=8-1&keywords=it+gets+better


Book: LGBT Youth in America’s Schools $26.47

http://www.amazon.com/Youth-Americas-Schools-Jason-Cianciotto/dp/0472031406/ref=pd_sim_b_14?ie=UTF8&refRID=1M7Y71VJP8F8YNTMHHYV


Book: True Selves: Understanding Transexualism—For Families, Friends, Coworkers and helping Professionals $16.52

http://www.amazon.com/True-Selves-Understanding-Transsexualism---Professionals/dp/0787967025/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415826841&sr=8-1&keywords=true+selves+understanding+transsexualism--for+families+friends+coworkers+and+helping+professionals


Book: This is a book for parents of gay kids: a question and answer guide to everyday life $13.72

http://www.amazon.com/This-Book-Parents-Gay-Kids/dp/1452127530/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415827016&sr=8-1&keywords=this+is+a+book+for+parents+of+gay+kids


Book: gender born gender made: raising healthy gender nonconforming children $13.36

http://www.amazon.com/Gender-Born-Made-Gender-Nonconforming-Children/dp/1615190600/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415827046&sr=8-1&keywords=gender+born+gender+made


Book: The Social Justice Advocate's Handbook: a guide to gender $14.21

http://www.amazon.com/Social-Justice-Advocates-Handbook-Gender/dp/0989760200/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415827107&sr=8-1&keywords=the+social+advocate



Book: The transgendered Child: a handbook for families and professionals $14.53

http://www.amazon.com/Transgender-Child-Handbook-Families-Professionals/dp/1573443182/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415827148&sr=8-1&keywords=the+transgendered+child+a+handbook


Kid Books:

King and King $12.40

http://www.amazon.com/King-Linda-Haan/dp/1582460612/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413292182&sr=8-1&keywords=king+and+king


Book: King and King and Family $24.84

http://www.amazon.com/King-Family-Linda-De-Haan/dp/1582461139/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1413292182&sr=8-2&keywords=king+and+king


Book: I Am Jazz- raising awareness for transgendered children $3.56

http://www.amazon.com/I-Am-Jazz-Jessica-Herthel/dp/0803741073/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413291972&sr=8-1&keywords=I+am+Jazz


Book: Heather Has Two Mommies $11.95

http://www.amazon.com/Heather-Has-Mommies-Leslea-Newman/dp/155583180X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413292539&sr=8-1&keywords=heather+has+two+momies


Book: What Makes a Baby $12.68

http://www.amazon.com/What-Makes-Baby-Cory-Silverberg/dp/1609804856/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1413292669&sr=1-1&keywords=what+makes+a+baby


Book: Jacob’s new dress: $11.47

http://www.amazon.com/Jacobs-New-Dress-Sarah-Hoffman/dp/0807563730/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415826693&sr=8-1&keywords=Jacobs+new+dress


Book: The Different Dragon $11.59

http://www.amazon.com/Different-Dragon-Jennifer-Bryan/dp/0967446864/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415826741&sr=8-1&keywords=the+different+dragon


Book: Sometimes the spoon runs away with the other spoon $9.00

http://www.amazon.com/Sometimes-Spoon-Another-Coloring-Reach/dp/1604863293/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1415826784&sr=8-1&keywords=sometimes+the+spoon+runs+away+with+the+other+spoon



WL already has:

Kids book: And Tango Makes Three

http://www.amazon.com/Tango-Makes-Three-Justin-Richardson/dp/0689878451/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=16ZS1ZTQC2E0TMK889TG


Personal Donations to Library:

Book: One Teacher in 10

http://www.amazon.com/One-Teacher-Second-Kevin-Jennings/dp/1555838693/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1413292721&sr=1-1&keywords=One+teacher+in+10



Other choices

Schools Out

Too High a Price

Out Yourself

Becoming a Man

Prayers for Bobby

Wrestling the Angel

And many more….




Media

CEA Advisory May-June 2015

 Click to read in the CEA Advisory

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