Reporting LGBTQ Student Bullying

The difference between criminal conduct and general "mean" behavior between students can be complicated. School systems' policies and protocols, as well as Washington State law (RCW) defines a variety of conduct that may fall under either "criminal" behavior and/or general conduct violations of school policy. Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) students who are experiencing bullying within their Seattle-area schools are encouraged to report these incidents to the following individuals, Seattle Police, or both so that this type of behavior is documented, investigated and stopped immediately. A trusted adult in your school (Teacher, Counselor, Assistant Principal, Nurse or GSA advisor) AND/OR Lisa Love, (Manager, Health Education/LGBTQ Liaison) at: llove@seattleschools.org or call 206-252-0982

The Seattle Public Schools also offers LGBTQ students alternative learning environments at the High School level, such as NOVA High School and The Center School. For more information about NOVA High School, please see their website at: novahs@seattleschools.org, or call 206-252-3500. For more information about The CENTER SCHOOL, please see their website at: centerhs@seattleschools.org, or call 206-252-9850.

If you are a student and/or parent within the Seattle Public Schools, please review the below policies relating to Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying:

Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying - ADULTS
Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation & Bulling - STUDENTS
Prohibition of Harassment, Intimidation and Bullying - GENERAL