State Laws and Legislation

Florida School Laws

Protects transgender students? Not Explicitly
No provision of Florida state law explicitly addresses gender identity-based violence or other similar issues under the safe schools law. However, Florida has a general school safety provision to address school violence prevention. Fla. Stat. § 229.8347 (2001).

Protects gay and lesbian students? Not Explicitly/ Provisionally
Florida law has a general school safety provision to address violence prevention. There is no mention of specific protected categories under the safe schools law. Fla. Stat. § 229.8347 (2001). The teachers' code of ethics in Florida prohibits teachers from harassing or discriminating against any student on the basis of sexual orientation (among other factors). Fla. Office of the CFO Admin. Rules - Code of Ethics - Ed. Profession Chap. 6B-1.006(3)(g).

Updated: Thu, September 02, 2010 - 11:00:00